Philippines Education

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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. 

Chapter | Education from The Report: Philippines 2014

Reforms to the local school system and increased funding are expected to support improved outcomes in what is a large and logistically challenging sector. The administration of Benigno Aquino III has significantly raised the budget and introduced sweeping reforms that are aimed at addressing access, quality and human resource shortcomings. Reforms have opened up new business opportunities for...

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