1:20 p.m.
Saturday, 17 February 2018

B.C. among the entities of the country with higher dropouts at a High School Level: Ministry of Public Education

Ensenada, Baja California.- Baja California recorded a one of the highest dropout rates of the country in high school, established the National Survey of Dropouts in High School Level.

On the other hand, the report indicates that in the last decade, more than 6.5 million of teenagers completely or temporarily dropout of high school in Mexico, established the National Survey of Dropouts in High School Level.

The number of dropouts grew each year in absolute terms, from half a million to more than 625,000 teenagers, so by the end of the decade the sum is of more than 6 million and a half students out of school.

During the school year 2020-2011 the highest dropout rate was in Nuevo Leon (23.55%), Federal District (18.53%)%), Chihuahua (17.57%), Morelos (17.50%), Guanajuato (17.48%), Coahuila (17.39%) and Baja California, while the federal entities where there is a lower dropout rate are Puebla (10.06%), Chiapas (10.35%), Tabasco (11.96%), Veracruz (12.00%), San Luis Potosí (12.64%), Guerrero (12.84%) and Tamaulipas (12.91%).

The measures taken in 2011 indicate that the urban areas were higher by three percentage points in dropouts than recorded in rural communities.

The survey revealed that the Ministry of Public Education (SEP) reports that around the 2000-2001 and 2011 school year 39 million 744 000 317 student registrations were made in some systems and high school levels.

In the evolution of the education system it was identified that during that period 6,510,487 dropouts were registered in total, which is 16%, average of school dropouts.

The statistics that Planning Unit and Education Policy of Evaluation compiled, through the questionnaire 911 in the 32 entities, it does not relate how many of those who dropped out did it definitely or became recidivists for abandoning their studies temporarily.

The study shows that over those 10 years, the “total dropouts" increased, per year, in absolute terms, from 501,520 students in the 2000-2001school year to 624,000 in 2007-2008 period.

In 2008 and 2009 the proportion was reduced up to 605,567 students, but for the 2010-2011 school year abandonment resumed its trend and made 625,142 students remain out of school.

The tendency of combining school and work was an alternative for one-third of those who were in high school, but despite earing a monthly income of 3,000 Mexican pesos the dropout school.

However, those who continued their studies and had the necessity to work up to 20 hours a week, earned monthly incomes of around 2,392 Mexican pesos.

“One of the possible reasons for deciding to work and study at the same time is the necessity of earning money to provide to the household or order to continue studying”, explained in the document.

The report also demonstrates inequality in job opportunities, only by the economic conditions they have: “Teenagers of higher socio-economic levels had an average monthly income of 38% higher than teenagers of lower income’.


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