The Flemms defined out-of-school children 'as persons aged 6 to 14 years who are not attending school, while out-of-school youth as persons aged 15 to 24 years who are not attending school, have not finished any college or postsecondary course and are not working.'
According to the Flemms, the secondary reason of out-of-school children and youth is that the family income is not sufficient to send the child to school: 19.2 percent, the majority of which affected more males (22.7 percent) than females (17.0 percent).
It s a wake-up call for the LCEs to exert efforts in the existing education programs, Yabut told the media during the Dissemination Forum of the 2013 FLEMMS Davao City.
OSY children are defined in the FLEMMS as persons aged 6 to 14 years who are not attending school.
This was based on the 2013 Functional Literacy, Education and Mass Media Survey (FLEMMS) conducted by the Philippine Statistics Authority.Basic literacy is used for the initial learning of reading and writing, which adults who have never been to school need to go through.
FLEMMS is a nationwide survey that presents comprehensive statistics on the latest status of literacy, education, and mass media exposure of Filipinos.