Of the 37,496 elementary schools established in 2005, some 7,766 or about 21% had incomplete grade-level offerings.
, said that no developing country in the Asia-Pacific region, including the Philippines, will be able to meet all millennium development goals by 2015.
It also said that of the 21 criteria under seven MDGs, the Philippines is either slow or showing no progress in nine categories.
For higher education, it was noted that female dominated the total enrolment.
Filipino women live longer than men, with a life expectancy of 72.5 years compared to 67.2. But it should be remembered that male-to-female population ratio is 101 to 100.
The Philippines released its Midterm Progress Report on the MDGs in 2007 where it discussed in details the performance of the Philippines as against the MDG targets.
The MDG targets have been incorporated in the Medium-Term Philippine Development Plan (MTPDP), 2004-2010.
ELEMENTARY PARTICIPATION RATE, 2005-2006 « Back to top « It was noted that a gender gap in achievement levels in favor of girls is reflected in several indicators – education, life expetancy, literacy, etc.
For instance, the participation rate of females in elementary education was better than that of males with 85.35% as against 83.56% for males.
Given the number of Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) worldwide, women and men were almost equal in number.
However, the average cash remittances of women were only 60% that of men.
Eight regions are needing substantial attention: CALABARZON, Bicol Region (Region 5), Central Visayas (Region 7), Eastern Visayas (Region 8), Zamboanga Peninsula, Northern Mindanao (Region 10), SOCSARGEN (Region 12), and the ARMM.