Education Section  (Page1)

Preface:  As the administrator of this website I am occasionally asked about the educational opportunities available to residents of Siquijor.  The intent of this educational section on MySiquijor.com is to show the world the existing literacy rate of the Province, the educational opportunities that are available, and Siquijor's commitment for excellence at all levels.  Admittedly, I do not have an intimate familiarity with the Philippine Educational System so I have relied on other sources for the information contained within this section.

Siquijor Gary 


Siquijor Literacy Rate

According to the Philippine government 1989 census Siquijor has a literacy rate of 92.5%. This figure places Siquijor among the highly literate provinces in the country.


Population 5 Years Old & Over
(Siquijor 2000)


Highest Educational
Attainment  
                                                                 Male                        Female

All Levels                                    73,618                     36,612                     36,608
No Grade Completed                  3,741                       1,817                        1,924
Pre-School                                   1,711                           874                            837
Elementary                                35,208                     18,187                      17,021
High School                                19,197                       9,389                        9,808
Post Secondary                           3,571                        1,993                       1,578
College Under grad                     5,729                       2,770                         2,959
Academic Degree Holder          3,002                        1,147                        1,855
Post Baccalaureate                       550                           199                            351
Not Stated                                       511                           236                            275

Source: NSO, 2000 Census of Population and Housing
(Date Released: February 4, 2002)


  The Department of Education, Culture and Sports (DECS) is the principal government agency responsible for education. The department is primarily responsible for the formulation, planning, implementation and co-ordination of the policies, standards, regulations, plans, programs and projects in areas of formal and non-formal education at all levels. It also supervises all education institutions, both public and private. There are 70 educational institutions, public and private, at all levels of education in Siquijor providing instruction to over 20,000 students.

 

Structure:

    Education is offered through formal and non-formal systems. The educational ladder has a 6+4+4 structure, (i.e., six years of elementary education, four years of secondary education, and four years of higher education for a degree program), except for some higher education programs which require a longer period of study to complete a degree.


    Pre-school education is optional; some private organizations and some public schools offer nursery and kindergarten classes. Some private exclusive schools offer seven years of elementary education, while others require pre-school or kindergarten education for admission.


    There are two types of secondary school according to curricular offerings: the general high school and vocational high school. General high schools offer the four-year general academic secondary curriculum while vocational high schools offer the same secondary curriculum with additional vocational courses. A regional science high school is established in each of the country’s regions. Science high schools offer an enriched Science, Mathematics, and English curriculum in addition to requirements of the New Secondary Education Curriculum, which was established in 1992-93.


    Education at the higher level is comprised of degree and non-degree programs. Post-secondary or technical/vocational courses are non-creditable to degree programs and these cover one month to three years of schooling. The higher education or degree programs normally require at least four years of schooling. Non-formal education is an alternative delivery system, designed primarily for out-of-school youth and adults and focused on developing literacy and employable or productive skills and citizenship training.

(Source: Facts and Figures ’97, Department of Education, Culture and Sports)

 

Academic Year:
The academic year consists of 200 working days and extends from the first Monday in June through middle to late March.

 

STRUCTURE OF EDUCATION SYSTEM

Duration of compulsory education:
Age of entry: 6

Age of exit: 12

Structure of school system:


Primary
Type of school providing this education: Primary School
Length of program in years: 4
Age level from: 6 to: 10

Intermediate
Type of school providing this education: Intermediate School
Length of program in years: 2
Age level from: 10 to: 12

Secondary
Type of school providing this education: Secondary School
Length of program in years: 4
Age level from: 12 to: 16
Certificate/diploma awarded: High School Diploma


Click here to see a list of Siquijor Schools (2002-2003)

Compiled by the Department of Education
Basic Education Information System

Updated to include access to a Masterlist of Siquijor Private Schools (2007-2008)


Preschool

   Pre-school education is optional; some private organizations and some public schools offer nursery and kindergarten classes. Some private exclusive schools offer seven years of elementary education, while others require pre-school or kindergarten education for admission.

    An example of a private preschool is St. Anne Ma'Ana Learning Center Inc. located in the barangay of Pangi, Siquijor, Siquijor.  This private institution helps in the molding of 2 1/2 to 6 year old children.  The Center has three classrooms (with inside comfort rooms), a playroom, a library, a canteen, and an office for the administration and supervisory staff.

    Highlights of yearly activities aside from academic preparations are "Fun Week" where children display their talents in singing, dancing, sports, field mass demonstration, drum beat exhibition, cheering contest, and Fiesta presentation.  Also included are the search for Mr./Mrs. Pre-School, Christmas program, and graduation/commencement exercises.

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Contents of Page 2:

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, CULTURE AND SPORTS (DECS)

Lazi Skills Development Center (LSDC)

Balite School of Technology (BIT)

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Contents of Page 3:

Siquijor State College (SSC)



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