Poor PISA ranking a wake-up call – DepEd
MANILA, Philippines— Vice President and concurrent Education Secretary Sara Duterte on Wednesday said that the Philippines. poor ranking in the Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) revealed an “uncomfortable truth” about the state of country’s education system.
In a recorded statement at the Pisa National Forum in Pasig City, Duterte said that the Department of Education (DepEd) must address the dismal results of the international education assessment.
“Pisa has provided us with valuable insights into the strengths and weaknesses of our education system. The PISA results may bear uncomfortable truth. It has shown that a significant majority of our boys and girls fall below the proficiency level required for full participation in society and contributing to nation-building,” said Duterte.
In November, Duterte had already anticipated the low Pisa results. Back in November, she decided to have a catch-up day to allow students to improve their reading skills.
“The Pisa results are not merely a reflection of our education system. It is a mirror reflecting our collective efforts, investments, and most importantly, our commitment to education and the future we envision for our children,” she said.
Duterte called the results a call to collective action as a country.
“We still need your support. We need every stakeholder to join us in this journey moving forward. We may approach the solution differently, but we all agree on the destination. Everyone’s efforts are counted and everyone is accountable for our children’s future,” she said.