Forum on the literacy situation of Filipinos

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Forum on the literacy situation of Filipinos

The Literacy Coordinating Council will hold a Dissemination Forum on the  “State of Functional Literacy of Filipinos: Results of the 2008 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey” on March 2, 2011; 9:00 a.m. at the Pearl Hall of SEAMEO INNOTECH, Quezon City. The forum aims to inform education stakeholders on the literacy situation of Filipinos based on the results of the survey.

Conducted every five years by the National Statistics Office, the Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS) is a national survey that gathers  information on the basic and functional literacy status of the population; their educational skills; qualifications; and exposure to mass media.

The results of the 2008 FLEMMS spell out literacy achievement that will help provide a clear picture of the scope of the country’s illiteracy problem, which is the focus of the forum. The forum will provide a platform for consolidating actions based on the results;  determine the policy and program implications of the results; and recommend possible courses of action to improve the literacy situation of the country.

The three previous rounds were conducted in 1989, 1994 and 2003.

The participants of the forum are national government agencies; non-government agencies; local government units; leagues of provinces, cities, municipalities, and barangays; state colleges and universities; private organizations; and civil societies.

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