Powers and Functions

According to R.A. 7165, s. 1991 as amended by R.A. 10122, the Council has the following powers and functions:

Act as the overall advisory and coordinating body, providing policy and program directions for all literacy endeavors in the country;

Engage the services, expertise and resources, including but not limited to, cooperation, assistance and support of appropriate government agencies or NGOs involved in literacy;

Recommend strategies on the development of a mass movement for the promotion of life skills and education towards the universalization of literacy;

Formulate measures on the monitoring and evaluation of the literacy situation in the country, including the establishment and maintenance of national data bank and information exchange and dissemination system to support literacy efforts at the national and local levels;

Assist in identifying and adopting successful management schemes of literacy programs, and adopt measures to boost research and development work in literacy, by government agencies and NGOs involved in literacy work;

Formulate policies towards maximizing public and private sector support and involvement on literacy programs, projects, and activities;
Propose measures on how to organize and strengthen support structures for literacy at the regional, provincial, city, municipal and barangay levels; and

Perform such other functions as may be necessary in furtherance of the purposes of this Act.