Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS)

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

The FLEMMS presents comprehensive statistics on the latest status of literacy, education, and mass media exposure of Filipinos. It brings together a wide range of information that serves as a guide for government policy makers, program planners, and decision makers in providing a much broader scope of action and more focused program intervention on the target beneficiaries of development plans. It is also very useful in private businesses and industries as well as in academic researches and development projects.

Latest Releases in Education

NorMin Out-of-School Children and Youth: Lowest in Mindanao

Reference Number: 

PSAX-PR-2015-06
According to the 2013 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS), 9.8% of the children and youth in Northern Mindanao, or 180,908 children and youth were out of school in 2013. Region 10 had the least out-of- school rate among Mindanao regions while ARMM had the highest rate of 14.4% in 2013. 
 
The proportion of out-of-school individuals in the region was higher among youth than children. Among the youth aged 15-24, 17% of them are out-of-school with female youth having a higher out-of-school rate. Among the children aged 6-14, 2.6% of them are out-of-school in 2013 with boys having a higher out-of-school rate.
 
 
Results of the survey showed that the top three reasons for females not attending school were (1) marriage (36.2%), (2) insufficient family income (17.0%) and (3) housekeeping (13.7%). Meanwhile, the top three reasons for males not attending school were (1) lack of personal interest (33.1%), (2) insufficient family income (22.7%) and (3) illness/disability (12.2%).
 
The 2013 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS) covered around 36 million population aged 6 to 24 years. 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.
 
 
 
 
(Sgd.) EDDIE E. NASOL
Interim Regional Director
 
 
 
 
For further inquiries, you may contact: 
 
Statistical Operations & Coordination Division 
Philippine Statistics Authority Regional Statistical Service Office 10 
2nd Floor, Bldg. 4, Pride Rock Business Park
Gusa Highway, Cagayan de Oro City 
Telefax: (088) 856-4778

Tags: 

Download PDF format of article: 

Attachment(s): 

Publication

Related Links

Contact Us

Statistical Operations & Coordination Division

Email: psa10socd@gmail.com
Telefax: (088) 856-4778