(DP 2021-01) A Call to Arms to Fight Mediocre Education

Edita A. Tan


The paper puts together the very alarming poor state of the Philippines education system from basic to higher education based on  recent available data from international and local sources. It points to the central role of universities as producers of the principal learning inputs for all levels. Considering the poor state of higher education with only a handful of high quality universities that produce a very small output of graduates with advanced degree especially in STEM fields, the paper proposes a massive scholarship program for advanced degrees to strengthen and expand the country's ten best universities. They would be the seed to strengthen other universities and the other institutions.


Philippines; education

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