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.