E2K is a national movement that aims to improve the quality of basic education in our public schools as awell as provide opportunities to Out of School Youth to finish their education in order to create productive citizens for the future.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The State of Philippine Education

The State of Philippine Education is in crisis...

As we all know the current state of public education in our country is depressing and can be seen by the following statistics:

More than 90% of our students study at public schools
Out of 10 students who eneter Grade 1...
  • 6 will be able to finish elementary school
  • 4 will be able to finish high school
  • 2 will be able to finish with a 4 year college degree
Only 2% passed if 75% was used as the passing mark and only 8% passed if 50% was used as the passing mark (2004 HRET given by DepEd to 1st year high school students)

Average class size in most public school elementary and high schools is 60 students. In some areas, there are more than 100 students in one class!

20% of our public high school students are diagnosed to be Non-Readers

In 1999 and 2003, International Math and Science Survey conducted among 13 year old students from more than 50 countries all over the world, the Philippines ranked 3rd to the last!

Congress allots more than 100 billion pesos annually for Education but more than 90% of it goes to personnel services (salaries and benefits of teachers and personnel) and less than 10% goes to improvement of facilities, purchase of textbooks and training of teachers.

So, what can you do about the situation at hand?
Show your support by volunteering for E2K, e-mail us at e2kphilippines@gmail.com to learn more about it.


Blogger E2K PHILIPPINES said...

hmmm...something worth thinking about :-)

10:49 PM


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