Use scarce resources for education in 2009

What’s in store for education in 2009?

Long time observers of the sector will tell you that it will probably be more of the same old problems.

Notwithstanding recent improvements in nationwide examination results, progress in improving the overall quality of instruction in the education system will remain slow, certainly not fast enough to catch up with the quality of education in other parts of the globe.

Resource constraints

Much of the sector’s problems are rooted in lack of resources compounded by a burgeoning population. While other governments in the world spend 5 percent to 6 percent of their gross domestic product (GDP) for education, the Philippines spends less than 3 percent.

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