FLEMMS

Out-of-School Children and Youth in the Philippines (Results from the 2013 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey)

The 2013 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS) covered around 36 million population aged 6 to 24 years. According to the survey, one in every ten or about 4 million Filipino children and youth was out-of-school in 2013. Out-of-school children is defined in the FLEMMS as persons aged 6 to 14 years who are not attending school while out-of-school youth as persons aged 15 to 24 years who are not attending school, have not finished any college or post secondary course, and are not working.

Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS)

The Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS) is a survey conducted by the National Statistics Office (NSO) every five years.

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2013

2013 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS)

PDF PDF icon 2013 FLEMMS Final Report
2008

2008 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS)

PDF PDF icon 2008 FLEMMS Final Report
2003 PDF PDF icon 2003 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey
1994 PDF PDF icon 1994 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey Volume II
1994 PDF PDF icon 1994 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey Volume I
Edition Description Document type Attachment
2013

2013 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS)

PDF PDF icon 2013 FLEMMS Final Report
2008

2008 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS)

PDF PDF icon 2008 FLEMMS Final Report
2003 PDF PDF icon 2003 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey
1994 PDF PDF icon 1994 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey Volume II
1994 PDF PDF icon 1994 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey Volume I

Technical Notes on the 1994 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS)

The 1994 FLEMMS was conducted in response to the government’s program of “Eradicating Illiteracy in the Year 2000” through Memorandum Circular No. 71, issued by President Fidel V. Ramos on September 7, 1993. This circular is basically geared towards intensifying, strengthening and consolidating efforts of all sectors of the society to deliver literacy and the necessary intervention to priority Filipinos especially those in the depressed, disadvantaged and underserved areas.

Literacy Status of Filipinos (Results from the 2003 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey)

About one in every 10 Filipinos 10 to 64 years old cannot read and write
According to the results of the 2003 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS), about one in 10 of the population 10 to 64 years old cannot read and write or basically illiterate

Almost Nine Out of Ten Filipinos Are Functionally Literate (Final Results from the 2008 Functional Literacy and Mass Media Survey)

Fifty-eight million of the estimated 67 million Filipinos 10 to 64 years old are functionally literate, according to the results of the 2008 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS). In this survey, a functionally literate person is one who can read, write and compute or one who can read, write, compute and comprehend. Persons who completed high school or a higher level of education are also considered functionally literate.

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