/ 14 August 2021

PARAÑAQUE City 2nd District Rep. Joy Myra Tambunting wants Congress to look into the low proficiency of students so that the government can find ways to address it.

Tambunting filed a resolution directing the House Committee on Basic Education and Culture to conduct an inquiry, in aid of legislation, into the low level of proficiency of Filipino students.

The lawmaker said that it is incumbent upon Congress to review and evaluate the projects and programs of the Department of Education.

She cited the World Bank report as well as the Programme for International Student Assessment in 2018, Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study in 2019 and the Southeast Asia Primary Learning Metrics in 2019 where Filipino students landed at the bottom of the heap.

“The Philippines performed poorly on the above mentioned assessments, with the country ranking at bottom or near the bottom in each learning domain assess,” Tambunting said in pushing House Resolution 1952.

She lamented that the students in the country tend to lack conducive disciplinary climate, with bullying being a prevalent issue.

She added that parents’ emotional support and engagement in learning at home is also limited.