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Hungary’s Student Dropout Rate on the Rise

Gábor Sarnyai 2018.07.18.
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The number of students dropping out of schools in Hungary has grown by 0.4 percent, while the EU average has dropped.

Hungary currently ranks in 7th place with a drop out rate of 12.6 percent, while the EU’s average was 10.6 in 2017. Sadly, this trend doesn’t appear to show any sign of slowing down.

As the yearly statistics have revealed, Hungary has seen an increase of about 0.4 percent since 2012.

In the 2017-18 school year, the school districts most affected were Ozd and Záhony–both of which showed a dropout rate of 36 percent.According to the Educational Authority (Oktatási Hivatal), 20 percent of students in the counties of Kemecse, Nyíradony, and Mezőcsát performed below the national average as a result of poor grade performance.

The risk of student dropout is highest in the eastern part of the country in places like Nógrád, Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg, and Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén; meanwhile, the top performing schools are located in Pest and Győr-Moson-Sopron.

In the last year alone, 18.8 thousand students needed to repeat the grade. This number–though slightly lower than the previous–still makes up 2.5 percent of all teenagers in public education.

Via: Világgazdasá