A PIDS study found that among out-of-school children (OOSC), boys outnumber girls. The study revealed that 2 in every 3 OOSC in the Philippines aged 5-15 years in 2017 were boys. Their main reason for leaving school is lack of interest followed by high cost of education. Other reasons found include illness/disability, lack of nearby schools, and being employed.

Know more about the study titled “Boys Are Still Left Behind in Basic Education” here:https://www.pids.gov.ph/publications/6769

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