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4.09.2007

Some Figures About Philippine Education


-In a Reuters article, the following figures came out in reference to the Philippine Educational system. Please click this page for the complete article.

-In a survey, the country rated 126 out of 163 in a 2006 global survey on corruption, behind Libya and Uganda.

-The average annual teachers' salary averages 1,700 UK pounds.

-The United Nations reports that approximately 46 percent of the population live on less than $2 a day, and 28 percent of children under the age of five are underweight.

-A class size of 65 students is a frequent occurrence.

-World Bank show education spending by the Philippines was equal to 3.2 percent of gross domestic product in 2004, far higher than Indonesia's 0.9 percent but well below Malaysia's 8 percent and Thailand's 4.2 percent.

-Just one in five 12-year-olds scored the mastery level of 75 percent in maths, science, social studies and languages in the 2004/05 school year.

-There are plans to increase its education budget by 13 percent to 133 billion pesos this year.

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