World Bank sa PHL: ‘Tutukan ang higher education’
PINAYUHAN ng World Bank (WB) ang Pilipinas na iprayoridad ang higher education partikular ang research and development para makasabay sa international na competition.
Sa inilabas na report ng World Bank para sa East Asia at Pacific, dapat gumawa ng masigasig na reporma at buhusan ng investment ang higher education sector lalo sa research and development para lalong mapalakas ang kakayanan sa mahigpitang kumpetisyon at mapabilis ang paglago.
“The Philippines has made impressive gains in expanding access to higher education. Demand for tertiary graduate continues to grow but to sharpen the country’s technological edge and achieve higher productivity, the Philippines will have to address several skills gaps in its workforce,” pahayag ni Chiyo Kanda, country director ng World Bank.
Binanggit ni Kanda na batay sa report na: “Putting Higher Education to Work: Skills and Research for Growth in East Asia” kung saan sinulat ni Emanuela di Gropello, marami pang dapat gawin ang Pilipinas para umangat ang kalidad ng edukasyon sa bansa.
“Skills gaps are particularly large in the service industry, export sector, and technologically-intensive sector representing a very serious bottleneck for innovation and productivity in the Philippines. Employers and employees find these gaps to be particularly severe in creativity, leadership and problem solving skills,” diin ni Gropello.