The Philippine Medium Term Development Plan (MTDP), 2004-2010, gives high priority to achieving universal basic education, a major goal of both the National Education for All (EFA) 2015 Plan and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). However, despite good progress in the 1990s and a continuing high level of commitment, it appears that the Government will have difficulty in meeting the MDG target of universal access to basic education by 2015. School enrolment rates are in decline, as are completion rates for elementary and secondary schooling. Dropout rates are also increasing at a worrying rate, particularly among boys. High levels of poverty, combined with rapid population growth, have contributed to this situation. The World Bank estimates that enrollments in public elementary schools increased by almost 0.5 million per year for the years 2005-2008, and by almost 0.24 million per year in secondary schools for the same period.
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