Philippines Education

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Chapter | Education from The Report: The Philippines 2015

As of 2016 the Philippines will extend mandatory basic education to 12 years, up from the 10-year mandate that has been in effect since 1987. The increased role of the private sector in providing educational services is crucial to the realisation of this task, with growing opportunities on the horizon and the authorities taking slow but steady steps to define them. Challenges of access and...

Private universities in the Philippines are poised to benefit from ongoing reforms aimed at improving access to the primary and secondary education system, although a marked rise in student numbers across the board is presenting challenges.

While the administration of President Benigno Aquino III has won much public acclaim for engineering a transformation of the education system, the sheer speed and scope of change taking place has caused concerns among some observers. If cleared, further budget increases in education are planned in 2014. A total of P44.6bn ($1.07bn) will fund the...

Whether it is basic, elementary or tertiary, the fundamental challenge for the Philippine education system is one of access and quality. The country is now making its boldest attempt to date to correct some of these shortcomings, which have constrained its human resource potential for the last three decades. The administration of President Benigno...

How are universities working with private industry to teach the skills demanded by the labour market?

A diverse country with an intriguing history, the Philippines today is a multi-party, democratic republic, open to foreign investment, and integrated within the regional and international political and economic community. 

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