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.

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Reference Number: PSAX-SR-2021-18
Release Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
This Special Release highlights the basic literacy in Northern Mindanao based on the results of the 2019 Functional Literacy, Education, and Mass Media Survey (2019 FLEMMS).  
FLEMMS is a nationwide household-based survey conducted every five years by the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). The 2019 FLEMMS is the sixth in the series of literacy surveys.It was conducted in November to December 2019.  With regions as domain, FLEMMS registered response rates of 97.7 percent at the household level nationwide and 99.0 percent in Region10. At the individual level, the response rates were 94.8 percent nationwide and 97.2 percent in region 10.
FLEMMS primarily aims to provide a quantitative framework that will serve as basis of policies and programs for the improvement of literacy and education status of the population. Specifically, it aims to:
Reference Number: PSAX-PR-2015-06
NorMin Out-of-School Children and Youth: Lowest in Mindanao
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%).... Read more about NorMin Out-of-School Children and Youth: Lowest in Mindanao.


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