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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
  • % of schools w/o science labs – 22
  • w/o ventilation – 20
  • w/o lighting – 27
  • w/o electricity – 55
  • w/o ceiling – 25

Budget

  • Gov’t budget for 2010-2011 – P159 B
  • Gov’t budget per day per school age Filipino – P6.85
  • % of educ budget of GDP
  • 2001 – 3.3
  • 2008 – 2.19
  • UN recommendation – 6
  • Est expenses per child per year in public school – P25,000
  • Add’l budget needed to cover shortages – P91.54 billion

Drop outs

Out of 10 students entering grade 1, only 6 will finish grade 6. 5 will enter high school and only 4 will finish 4th year. 2 will enter college and only 1 will be able to finish.

College

  • Enrollment – 2.7 M
  • Public Institutions – 1,494
  • State colleges and universities – 522

Tuition hikes

  • Schools to increase tuition 2010 – 382
  • Schools increased tuition 2009 – 258
  • % of average increase – 8.71%
  • Natl average tuition rate per unit 2010 – P501.22
  • Natl average tuition rate per unit 2001 – P257.41
  • NCR average tuition rate per unit 2010 – P980.54
  • NCR average tuition rate per unit 2001 – P439.59
  • Average 20 units plus other fees – P25-40,000
  • Revenue of country’s top 5 school earners for the past 6 yrs – P15.43 billion
  • University of the Philippines (UP) tuition per unit – P1,000
  • No. of newly approved UP lab fees for SY 2010 – 36
  • Amount of newly approved UP lab fees – P500-1,500

Sources:
Education in crisis: A challenge to Noynoy, Kabataan Partylist
Education 2010 briefer discussion guide, NUSP
Alliance of concerned Teachers
Photo http://joshweinstein.wordpress.com/2010/03/02/the-problem-of-education-in-the-philippines/

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This is my first post for my new blog vencercrisostomo.com. I intend to blog more often, will write articles on experiences during the past elections, youth issues, the new administration, Kabataan’s fresh term in congress and others.

For my previous articles go to:
Pinoy Weekly and
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  1. kriz says:

    thanks for the infos 😉

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