DepEd starts making learning recovery plan
The Department of Education (DepEd) is now creating a learning recovery plan as the country have one of the highest rates of learning poverty in the region according to the World Bank.
DepEd Region 9 Information Officer Dahlia Amante Paragas said that the department is looking at improving reading among young learners.
“Basic foundation talaga ‘yung reading ng bata. Mahirapan ang bata mag-understand, comprehension, ‘pag ka hindi siya marunong magbasa,” she said.
“I think we are concentrating on that area, and all the rest will follow,” she added.
Philippines was among the countries with the highest rates of learning poverty in East Asia and the Pacific.
The World Bank found that nine out of 10 Filipino children struggle to read simple text by age 10.
The same report showed that as much as 91% of Filipino children at the late primary age “are not proficient in reading,” with learning poverty higher for males than for females.