The Drama of Education in Romania: The number of students dropped by 30% in 25 years and the level of their training is getting worse

Source: Ziarul Financiar

“The school population (excluding higher education) decreased by 1.4 million pupils from 1990/1991 to 2013/2014, which represents almost 30% of the school population in 1990/1991. The main factors that have led to this reduction are the drop in birth rates, emigration and school dropout, “shows a report by the Court of Auditors analyzing the situation of Romanian education in terms of Romania’s commitment to the Europe 2020 strategy.

And the report concludes: the distance is enormous and there does not seem to be any chance that the proposed targets will be achieved, on the contrary.

The educational coverage of the population aged 7-10 years and 11-14 years – shows the quoted document – registered a descending evolution, so that in the school year 2013/2014 it was not included in a form of education 7.2 % of the 7-10 year old population and 8.5% of the 11-14 year old population. In 2014, 18% of the population aged 18-24 had undergraduate studies and no training.

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