Philippines Education

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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...
Major changes are expected in the Philippines’ higher education system as a drive to target courses that will meet the demands of the evolving economy gains pace.

As it seeks to simultaneously expand access and improve quality, the Philippines faces numerous challenges in the realm of education. Increasing enrolment, low levels of per capita spending and under-investment in previous years have left the sector in need of key infrastructure and educational resources. At the same time, a shifting economy demands...

What is the motivation behind extending primary and secondary education in the Philippines?

Among the policies pursued by the administration of President Benigno Aquino III, the introduction of the K-12 programme is perhaps the most ambitious and controversial. It aims to provide universal kindergarten education to some 2.4m five-year-olds, while also adding two extra years of schooling at the high school level, bringing the Philippines in...

Although economic headwinds have thrown international markets off course, the Philippine economy has managed to stay on a relatively even keel. Local authorities note that while GDP growth slowed in 2011 relative to 2010 due to weak external demand and government underspending, household 

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