IN October 2007, the United Nations marked the midpoint of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) that governments across the world ratified and pledged to fulfill until 2015. The Philippines and over a hundred other nations have committed to realize the MDG targets that, among others, seek to reduce by half the number of poor citizens and provide basic education for all.

Maguindanao map courtesy of WikipediaHowever, our latest three-part series shows that the Arroyo administration is falling behind all key indicators of progress in a most strategic goal: education.

In faraway Maguindanao and nearby Las Piñas, more children are failing to enroll and stay in school, and the ratio of students to teachers, classrooms and books is getting worse. These problems gain more urgency as schools start preparing for the opening of the new schoolyear in the next fortnight.

Read on at pcij.org.

1 Response to MDGs: Maguindanao, RP fall behind key indicators for education

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nosi balasi

May 14th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

as the post says “However, our latest three-part series shows that the Arroyo administration is falling behind all key indicators of progress in a most strategic goal: education.

see my blogs from the previous post…
Examining the future of the Philippines
Posted by: Alecks P. Pabico | April 14, 2008 at 4:35 pm
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……..Medalla‚Ķ.,and advocated to focus on education……

the education problem for me is not urgent anymore…for this has been long over due or in other word…ignored.

the most urgent is strengthening the resources (food, shelter, clothing, money, oil, electricity, people, and etc)…by stopping (them) corruption. But HOW?…that was the big question…”the same question before and after JUN LOZADA”…the food -processed and raw- were corrupted, shelter were diverted, clothing were naked, money are all the way to the swift accounts, oil becomes perfume, electricity were bloated, people were busy taking care of their stomachs with too much talking and NO ACTION, and etc is endless non-stop corruption.

sabi nga sa kanta ni Sampaguita…”ang takot ay nasa isip lamang”

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