Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today. All things are possible because anything can be learned.
Education in the Philippines
The education of a society plays a crucial role in dictating the future and identity of the country as this valuable acquisition of knowledge has a great impact in the national development and stability of the economy.
The provision of quality education and an ambient learning environment encourages the Filipino people to nurture and enhance their knowledge, potentials, and creativity.
By providing quality education to the Filipino youth, we are enabling the youth of the nation to grow into globally competitive professionals, thus, offering the country with a better quality of living.
Education in the Philippines is provided by public and private schools, colleges, universities, and technical and vocational institutions in the country. Funding for public education comes from the national government.
- Students learn in a child-friendly, gender-sensitive, safe, and motivating environment.
- Teachers facilitate learning and constantly nurture every learner.
- Administrators and staff, as stewards of the institution, ensure an enabling and supportive environment for effective learning to happen.
- Family, community, and other stakeholders are actively engaged and share responsibility for developing life-long learners.
The educational system in the Philippines is handled by three government agencies.
- The Department of Education (DepEd) sets overall educational standards and mandates standardized tests for the K–12 basic education system, although private schools are generally free to determine their own curriculum in accordance with existing laws and Department regulations.
- The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) supervises and regulates the higher education level for colleges and universities.
- The Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) regulates and accredits technical and vocational education programs and institutions in the country.
By law, education is compulsory for thirteen years (kindergarten and grades 1–12) and is grouped into three levels:
- Elementary School (Kindergarten – grade 6)
- Junior High School (Grades 7 – 10)
- Senior High School (Grades 11 – 12).
Institutions of higher education may be classified as either public or private college or university, and public institutions of higher education may further be subdivided into two types: state universities and colleges and local colleges and universities.