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Just 15.4% of Dominican Republic students enter university

Santo Domingo.- Dominican Republic has a high intra-annual dropout rate where just 15.4% of the education system’s students go onto a university, while the highest desertion occurs before completing high school.

Poverty and gender inequality are also key reasons that lead to the dropouts, while meagre jobs also figure among the social factors that push children to abandon schools.

Of the 45.9% left out 37.5% drop out before finishing high school compared with 8.4% which graduate, but fail to continue on to higher education.

The data from the 2010 National Census also show that despite progress in access to elementary education and efforts to help children and adolescents finish their studies, the percentage of drop outs is still at around 16.0%.

Source: DT

Category: DR News |

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Last updated March 25, 2017 at 5:40 PM
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