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‘Disturbing and very alarming,’ Palace says on World Bank report on low proficiency of Pinoy students

By Deighton Acuin

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Malacañang on Monday said a World Bank report finding that most of Filipino students “do not know what they should know” is very “alarming and disturbing.”

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a Thursday media presser the Department of Education (DepEd will look into the report and discuss ways to address issues that it has raised. 

"Huwag po kayong mag-alala, pag-aaralan po mabuti natin kung anong sinasabi ng report at titingnan po natin kung paano natin mababago ang ating curriculum, lalong-lalo na sa panahon ng pandemya," he said. 

The said report stated poor learning results have been observed among Filipino students due to low minimum proficiency levels.

The Philippines joined three assessments namely Program for International Student Assessment in 2018, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study in 2019, and Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics in 2019.