July 10, 2021 – The Department of Education (DepEd) acknowledges the apology of the World Bank (WB) concerning the premature publication of a synthesis report titled ‘Improving student learning outcomes and well-being in the Philippines: What are international assessments telling us?’.

More than admitting to their oversight, we hope the WB statement has clearly reiterated the commitment and concrete steps being taken by the Department, together with our partners, to resolve century-old issues plaguing the Philippine education system.