Social Services, Amenities & Development


Providing a significant role in the development of its manpower base, Bohol’s 1,220 schools make available education to its citizenry. Completing these institutions of learning are five government skills training centers as well as a number of private establishments offering vocational/technical courses. Among Bohol’s household population aged 5 years and over, more than half (51.59 percent) had attended or finished elementary education. Females dominated higher levels of education in Bohol has a literacy rate 92% (NSO-FLEMMS,2003).

Basic Education Performance Indicators:         Elementary                  Secondary

SY 2000-2001  2005-06        2000-2001  2005-06

Gross Enrolment Ratio                                86.06         94.32%           57.90         57.70%

Cohort Survival Rate                                   68.42         65.37%           69.61         59.93%

Completion Rate                                                            62.42%                             57.09%

Dropout Rate                                                 2.80          3.29%              5.74            6.64%

Barangays w/o Schools                                   82(Year 2005)                   129(Year 2000)


Overseas Workers w/ Highest Educational Attainment (10 Yrs Old & Over), 2000 Census

Academic Degree Holders    Total: 2,125        Male: 1,324        Female: 801

Post-Baccalaureate Holders              206                       163                         43


In Bohol, health care is provided by over 30 hospitals and clinics as well as through a network outpatient clinics, rural health centers and school health services including dental care facilities and a network of blood banks. Government health facilities include 48 Rural Health Units (RHUs) and 12 hospitals. Majority of patients in the province troop to government hospitals which offer free services with most patients spending only for supplies and medicines during their hospitalization.

The average life expectancy of a Boholano for both males and females increased from 69.81 years in 1999 to a projected 73 years in 2002 with the females having a higher life expectancy than males.

Health Performance Indicators:                                               Year 2000                   2005

Child Mortality Rate per 1,000 Children Age 1-4 Years              1                             7

Maternal Mortality Rate per 10,000 live births                                             5

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