NSCB Resolution No. 17
Series of 2011
APPROVING AND ADOPTING THE OFFICIAL CONCEPTS AND DEFINITIONS FOR STATISTICAL PURPOSES FOR THE EDUCATION SECTOR – BATCH 3
WHEREAS, Executive Order No. 121 mandated the NSCB to prescribe standard concepts and definitions to ensure harmonization and comparability in the generation of official statistics in the country for national and subnational development planning;
WHEREAS, the prescription of standard concepts and definitions for statistical purposes would allow for comparability of statistics across national and international boundaries;
WHEREAS, the various NSCB interagency committees on statistics are working towards the formulation of official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes based on the following criteria: (1) the terms should be statistical in nature and should refer or relate to statistical indicators; (2) used in censuses and/or major surveys and administrative records based on Executive Order No. 352, and those that come out in the publications of the Philippine Statistical System; and (3) based on official United Nations standard concepts and definitions but adapted to the Philippine situation and existing legal documents;
WHEREAS, the Board approved the first and second batches of official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes for the education sector through NSCB Resolutions No. 14, s. 2006 (28 terms) and No. 13, s. 2007 (5 terms), for adoption by all concerned government agencies;
WHEREAS, after a thorough review conducted through a series of meetings and a referendum, the Interagency Committee on Education Statistics has recommended for approval of the Board the third batch of official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes for the education sector;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED AS IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED that the Board approve the 16 official concepts and definitions for statistical purposes for the education sector (Annex BR-17-20111216-01a and Annex BR-17-20111216-01b) for adoption by all concerned government agencies.
Approved in principle on the 2nd day of September 2011, in Pasig City.
Confirmed this 16th day of December 2011, in Pasig City.
ROMULO A. VIROLA