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DepEd 8 identifies hotspots in Region 8 education performance

By Philippine Information Agency (PIA 8)
June 2, 2009

TACLOBAN CITY  –  The Department of Education in Region 8 is known to be one of the best Regional Offices in the entire Philippines having topped national achievement tests and other assessment in the academic aspect.

In order to perform better this coming school year, the Department of Education together with the Inter-agency convergence group assessed the performance indicators for the previous school year to determine the hotspots so that the necessary measures could be put in place.

In the drop-out rate in the elementary level, Southern Leyte recorded the highest drop out rate of 9.77% while Eastern Samar recorded the lowest drop out rate with only 0.36%. In comparison with the 2007 school year, the dropout rate in the elementary level decreased from 1.41% to 1.32 percent.

For the secondary level, the Region had a poor performance in terms of drop out rate. Tacloban City Division had the highest drop out rate of 10.03%. Maasin City had the lowest with only 1.93%.  Compared to 2007, the drop out rate decreased from 5.15% to 4.96%.

For the Cohort-Survival Rate in the elementary level, Southern Leyte marked the highest with 80.1%, the only division which surpassed the Education For All target of 78.96%. Calbayog registered the lowest cohort-survival rate with only 48.69%.

For the cohort-survival rate in the secondary level, Leyte marked the highest cohort-survival rate followed by Southern Leyte and Eastern Samar. Four Divisions, Biliran, Leyte, Southern Leyte and Eastern Samar surpassed the Regional Cohort-Survival target. However, all the ten divisions did not meet the 2010 target of 77.26%.

Maasin City registered the lowest participation rate in the elementary level while Northern Samar had the highest participation rate with 87.35 %, still way below the 2010 Education for All target of 95.10%.

For the secondary level, Eastern Samar registered the highest participation rate with 55.56%, still way below the 2010 EFA target of 77.73%.

For the Completion Rate in the elementary level, Southern Leyte registered the highest with 79.36% while Calbayog City registered the lowest with 48.36%.

For the Completion Rate in the Secondary Level, Leyte registered the highest with 65.38% while Samar contributed the lowest completion rate with only 50.63%.