June 7, 2023

The Literacy Coordinating Council (LCC) launched the National Literacy Information System (NLIS) and urged government and non-government agencies, literacy champions, and other stakeholders to use and contribute to the newly developed database on literacy.

The LCC issued Resolution 2, s. 2021 entitled “Adoption of the NLIS Database, including its use, publication, and maintenance in the official Literacy Coordinating Council Website,” urging the Department of Education, LCC member-agencies including the Department of the Interior and Local Government, Alternative Learning System, local government units, non-government organizations, and literacy partners to advocate the use of the NLIS database and contribute to the provision of information needed for its enhancement and expansion.

“One of LCC’s strategies in advocating a universalized literacy in the country is through the use of digital platforms, application of a continuous process of development and enhancement of a national inter-agency database that will not only address the gaps of service delivery but also to disseminate a nationwide campaign for digital literacy,” LCC Chairperson and DepEd Usec. Diosdado M. San Antonio said.

The resolution also provided for the adoption of the NLIS database as the official and primary database management system of LCC to support its literacy endeavors, as well as synchronize and strengthen policies and efforts toward the universalization of literacy in the country.

The NLIS contains 11 modules, namely the databases on Literacy Laws and Policies, Research on Literacy, Literacy Survey, Basic Education, National Literacy Conference, National Literacy Awards, Community-Based Literacy Programs, Literacy Partners, Best Practices in Literacy, Resources, and the LCC Secretariat.

Users will not only be able to use the database, but can also provide and contribute relevant data and information which may be beneficial for policy formulation and literacy program development and management at all governance levels. – Press release