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The Philippine education crisis in numbers

Here are some facts and figures illustrating the worsening Philippine education crisis as school year 2010-2011 enters:

Primary and secondary

  • Out-of-school youth (6-15 y/o) – 8 M
  • Enrollment for Prep, Elementary and HS – 23 M
  • % enrolled in public schools – 86

Shortages and deteriorating quality

  • Classrom size – 1:85 up to 100
  • Ideal classroom size – 1:25
  • Classroom shortage – 71,325
  • Teacher shortage – 49,699
  • Armchair shortage – 4M
  • Textbook shortage – 34.7M