Students from Central Mindanao greet visiting UN delegates with colorful flags.
There are approximately 10 million young people (12-17 years old) in the Philippines.
4 out of 10 children (12-15 years old) are not in school.
6 out of 10 children entering first year reach and complete the fourth year.
The number of working children (15 and above) increased.
Roughly 3 million children (12-15 years old) are not taking secondary education. The net enrolment ratio in public secondary education in 2002 was only 57%. Almost 60% of those who enter high school reach and complete the last year.