The LCC is the lead agency tasked to formulate policies and coordinate national efforts towards the development of literacy skills for lifelong learning in a global society/community.
The LCC is committed to create and maintain an environment for the universalization of literacy. It shall advocate and coordinate policy and program reforms in close partnership with service providers and other stakeholders.
To establish and sustain a viable institution responsible for overall policy direction and coordination of efforts among major stakeholders (government and private sector) towards the attainment of a literate Philippines.
Powers and Functions
According to R.A. 7165, s. 1991 as amended by R.A. 10122, the Council has the following powers and functions:
- Act as the overall advisory and coordinating body, providing policy and program directions for all literacy endeavors in the country;
- Engage the services, expertise and resources, including but not limited to, cooperation, assistance and support of appropriate government agencies or NGOs involved in literacy;
- Recommend strategies on the development of a mass movement for the promotion of life skills and education towards the universalization of literacy;
- Formulate measures on the monitoring and evaluation of the literacy situation in the country, including the establishment and maintenance of national data bank and information exchange and dissemination system to support literacy efforts at the national and local levels;
- Assist in identifying and adopting sucessful management schemes of literacy programs, and adopt measures to boost research and development work in literacy, by government agencies and NGOs involved in literacy work;
- Formulate policies toawrds maximizing public and private sector support and involvement on literacy programs, projects, and activities;
- Propose measures on how to organize and strengthen support structures for literacy at the regional, provincial, city, munipal and barangay levels; and
- Perform such other funtions as may be necessary in furtherenace of the purposes of this Act.
According to R.A. 7165, s. 1991, which created the Council, it shall have the following functions:
- To serve as the overall advisory and coordinating body providing policy and program directions for all literacy endeavors in the country;
- To recommend strategies on the development of mass movements for the total eradication of illiteracy in the country;
- To formulate measures on the establishment and maintenance of a national databank and information exchange and dissemination system to support literacy efforts at the national and local levels;
- To assist in identifying successful management schemes of literacy programs and adopt measures and boost research and development work in literacy by government agencies and non-governmental organizations involved in literacy work;
- To recommend ways and means of raising funds in order to support the literacy programs, projects, and activities;
- To recommend measures on how to organize and strengthen support structures for literacy at the regional and local levels; and
- To perform such other functions as may be necessary in furtherance of the purpose of this act.