The recent brouhaha involving teenage reality show contestants and their failure to correctly answer some basic Philippine history and general knowledge questions have exposed what experts have called a “crisis” in our educational sector, especially during online classes where both teachers and students struggle to meet their needs.
In a recent forum on Philippine education and textbooks, called “#TwistedTruths: The dilemma of Philippine history textbooks,” panelists said that the way history is taught to young Filipino students contributes to an “education crisis” as well.
While it’s easy to blame the surprising results of the aforementioned clip on TikTok, Wattpad, or mobile games, the challenges of our education stem from deeper factors, such as, according to a report by Child Hope Philippines:
1. Money for mobile load
2. Lack of gadget
3. Poor internet signal
4. Students’ struggle to focus and learn online
5. Parents’ lack of knowledge of their kids’ lessons
Below, we’d like to test our young readers’ basic knowledge of Philippine history and general facts. Think you can get a perfect score?
Erratum: A previous version of the quiz stated that Mabini is the "Brains of the Katipunan" (which is Emilio Jacinto) not the "Brains of the Revolution." We apologize for the oversight.