Posted on Sep 6, 2003 | 6135 views
Above is a picture of a classroon at Bagabag North, a rural community north of Bambang on Luzon. Education in the Philippines is free although it is not available for all students because the nations budget cannot afford all the students. In the cities, children usually complete grade six but in rural communities school is only offered up to grade four. If rural students wish to continue they must go to the city to learn. The educational system some what models the system of the United States although Filipino and English are required by a bilingual policy. Both public and private universities are available but the majority, due to lack of government funding, are private.