Philippines

Background Information

Region

East Asia & Pacific

World Bank income group

Lower middle income

Percent of population aged 10-24

28% (UNFPA, 2023)

Total primary school age population (both sexes)

13,867,386 (UIS, 2023)

Total secondary school age population (both sexes)

13,561,852 (UIS, 2023)

Proportion of women aged 20-24 years who were married or in a union before age 18 (% of women aged 20-24)

16%

Source: UNSDG , 2017

Adolescent birth rate (per 1,000 women ages 15-19)

35

Source: UN Human Development Reports , 2019

Percentage of women who ever experienced physical violence since age 15 (% of women 15-49)

12%

Source: DHS , 2022

Percentage of married women employed in the last 12 months (% of married or in-union women 15-49)

59%

Source: DHS , 2022

Education Snapshot Back to Top

Number of years of free primary and secondary education guaranteed in legal frameworks (Years)

12

Source: UIS , 2023

Percentage of upper secondary schools providing life skills-based HIV and sexuality education within the formal curriculum or as part of extra-curricular activities Percentage of schools

100%

Source: UNESCO , 2021

Proportion of schools with access to single-sex basic sanitation facilities Percentage of schools

  • Primary 60%

    (2021)

  • Lower secondary 82%

    (2021)

  • Upper secondary 100%

    (2022)

Source: UIS

Women as a percentage of teachers in tertiary education Women as a percentage

Source: UIS , 2021

Men as a percentage of teachers in pre-primary education Men as a percentage

Source: UIS , 2021

Expenditure on education as a percentage of total government expenditure % GDP spent on education

Source: UIS , 2022

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in reading

  • Female 11%

  • Male 8%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019

Proportion of students at the end of primary education achieving at least a minimum proficiency level in mathematics

  • Female 18%

  • Male 16%

Female: UIS, 2019

Male: UIS, 2019


Experiencing bullying in the last 12 months in lower secondary education

  • Female 85%

  • Male 91%

Female: UNESCO, 2018

Male: UNESCO, 2018

Youth not in education, employment or training

  • Female 21%

  • Male 14%

Female: ILO, 2021

Male: ILO, 2021


Completion rate

Primary school age
  • Female 95%

  • Male 88%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Lower secondary school age
  • Female 88%

  • Male 75%

Female: UIS, 2017

Male: UIS, 2017

Upper secondary school age
  • Female 23%

  • Male 74%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2017


Out-of-school rate

Primary school
  • Female 2%

  • Male 3%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2017

Lower secondary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 6%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2018

Upper secondary school
  • Female 4%

  • Male 13%

Female: UIS, 2018

Male: UIS, 2017

Legal Frameworks Back to Top

Presence of legislation on child protection, to prevent corporal punishment in schools

5

Protection from corporal punishment and all violence, including psychological, physical and sexual violence, in educational institutions

Source: HerAtlas , 2021

Presence of legislation protecting the right to education without discrimination based on sex/gender

4

Enshrines right to education, only for a group of persons, without discrimination based on sex/gender

Source: HerAtlas , 2021

Presence of legislation to protect and facilitate education of pregnant adolescent girls

5

Protection of the right to education of pregnant and/or parenting girls

Source: HerAtlas , 2021

Existence of processes to support coordinated action on gender equality in and through education by ministries, civil society, youth organizations and other actors

Data coming soon!

Existence of systematic processes to review and update curricula and learning resources, with a view to eradicating gender stereotypes and promoting gender equality

Data coming soon!

Training on gender-responsive pedagogies is embedded in teacher training programmes

Data coming soon!


Programs Back to Top

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Government Programs Back to Top

Transforming Education Summit National Statement of Commitment Back to Top