STATISTICS ABOUT PHILIPPINE EDUCATION YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IN 2020

Philippine Education has been improving. In fact, 2018 saw an all time high in student enrolees at 27.7M enrollees and this number is expected to rise with more non-formal education programs being established. Though 2019 saw a minimal dip with 27.2M enrolees, the numbers plummeted in 2020 due to the pandemic and the divide brought on by digital access.

As Filipinos learning in the Philippines, it’s important to keep up to date with the educational climate of the country for us to understand not only the predicament we see, that is the rise of online learning, but also the bigger picture that Philippine education is experiencing.  

2020 Philippine Education Statistics

STATISTICS ABOUT PHILIPPINE EDUCATION YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT IN 2020

  • The Philippines has the highest literacy rate in South East Asia, at 97.95%
  • Among 79 participating countries and economies, the Philippines scored the lowest in reading comprehension in 2018
  • 21,724,454 enrollees in school year 2020-2021
  • There were 27.2M enrollees in school year 2019-2020
  • The number of enrollees in 2020 is 79% of students who enrolled in 2019
  • 2.97 Million students dropped out of school in 2019
  • 11% of student dropped out of school in 2019
  • 61.9% of dropouts are female students
  • 65% of Filipino graduates are unemployable in the roles of their choice
  • 52.9% of Philippine youth aged 15 to 35-years-old would like to work overseas
  • 64% of employable graduates lie beyond the Top 50 colleges in Philippines
  • 70.44% of Filipino graduates lack skills in Spoken English fluency,
  • 48.17% of Filipino graduates lack pronunciation skills 
  • 58.27% of Filipino graduates lack comprehension skills
  • 12.5% of Filipinos aged 25-35 think their education and skills are out of date
  • 43.7% of Filipinos aged 25-35 think their skills need to be constantly updated
*These statistics are selected by the editor from studies and articles conducted by other organizations cited in the infographic.

 

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