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Saturday, April 24, 2010

Choose a leader who puts education in his priority goals -- Gary Valenciano on MDG No. 2

This is the second part of the "I Vote for MDG" campaign. Millennium Development Goal No. 2 is to Achieve universal primary education and is advocated by no less than premiere singer / concert performer and UNICEF Ambassador Gary Valenciano.


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Gary V on MDG No. 2

In the Philippines, about 5.2 million children are not in school., 61% of young children are not ready for school and 53% are not enrolled in Grade 1. Majority of children drop out after Grades 1 and 2 and the national average of cohort survival is 63.6%. Boys are twice likelier to repeat or drop out of school

Sulu Province in Mindanao has the smallest percentage of children enrolled in public primary schools at 62% compared to the national average of 81.7%

With this, MDG No. 2 aims to ensure that, by 2015, children everywhere, boys and girls alike, will be able to complete a full course of primary schooling.

This coming election, please choose the candidate who puts education as a priority goal in his or her platform.

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