Amid dismal PISA results, netizens suggest ways to improve PH education

Gaby Baizas
Amid dismal PISA results, netizens suggest ways to improve PH education
'Minsan mas nauubos ang panahon ng mga teachers kakagawa ng paperworks at iba pang gawain kaysa sa pagtuturo. The system has to change,' says one netizen

MANILA, Philippines – What’s lacking in our basic education?

The 2018 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) reported that among 79 countries, the Philippines ranked among the lowest in reading, math, and science. The full report stated that the country sees a strong relationship between students’ socioeconomic status and their performance in school, and that disadvantaged students were clustered in certain schools in the Philippines.

In light of the results, Education Secretary Leonor Briones said  the country needed to respond to the most pressing challenge of Philippine basic education: its quality.

Since the report became viral on social media, several netizens gave suggestions on ways to improve the Philippine education system:

What do you think can be improved in our education system? Let us know in the comments! –

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Gaby Baizas

Gaby Baizas is a digital forensics researcher at Rappler. She first joined Rappler straight out of college as a digital communications specialist. She hopes people learn to read past headlines the same way she hopes punk never dies.