The Department of Education demanded that the World Bank make a public apology following its report showing poor performance of Filipino students that “insulted” and “shamed” the Philippines.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones says the country was “insulted” and “ashamed” by the World Bank education report, which reveals PH’s poor ranking. She adds that the World Bank did not follow protocols.
DepEd Sec. Briones says World Bank “uses old data in the report on education in the Philippines; new initiatives and up-to-date data not included.”
“Since the country was insulted, was shamed and so on, we expect and look forward to a public apology,” DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones said in an online Palace briefing.
According to some Netizens, “Did the world bank lie though? @DepEd_PH Maam @SecLiling, Instead of being overly sensitive about being “shamed and humiliated”, why don’t you and your department reflect on our education and address the problem.
The world bank doesn’t owe us an apology.