A new report show high dropout level due to low income and lack of trust in education for future
18 June 2010Report show that only half of students in higher-education will return to classrooms in the autumn
According to a report released on Thursday only half of students between the ages of 15 and 19 will return to classrooms in the autumn.
The report was presented in its Education Monitoring Report 2009 by the Education Reform Movement project. Among the reasons for such a high dropout, the report indicate low family incomes, lack of qualified personnel and pessimism about the prospects given by higher-education.
According to the report, more than 360,000 registered students dropped out of school during the 2008-2009 school year.
The report also shows that out of 50 percent of the country’s boys and girls aged 15 to 19 who do not go to high school, 26 percent of the boys and 50 percent of the girls do not work either. The average rates for the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development countries are 8 and 9 percent.
Another finding shows that only 16 percent of girls with illiterate fathers go to high school, compared to 94 percent for girls whose fathers are university graduates.
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