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School dropout by girls becomes worrying, 10% of them do not attend 9-year and secondary education

School dropout by girls becomes worrying, 10% of them do not attend 9-year and

Dropping out of education after the pandemic has significantly worsened in our country, but this phenomenon is becoming worrying among women.

During the year 2022, about 10% of school-aged girls do not follow the compulsory 9-year education. In 2014, this indicator was less than 2%.

INSTAT reported that the level of gross participation in compulsory education is 96.9% for boys and 90.4% for girls. Even participation at the secondary level of studies is higher for boys than for girls, respectively 95.7% and 90.2%, while at the university level, the ratio is reversed, where participation is higher for girls, with 74.7 % compared to boys with 51.5%.

Participation by gender in educational cycles indicates the existence of gender differences at different levels of education. There is a higher ratio of boys compared to girls in pre-university education, while in higher education 58.7% of students in this cycle are girls.

A reversal of the indicator representing school dropout heralds a poor outlook for the sustainable development of the country.

UNICEF estimates that dropping out of school in Albania is caused by extreme poverty, the low level of inter-institutional and community cooperation, negative phenomena within society, population movements, migrations, etc.

The educational level of the children's parents, demographic movements during the last decades, individual and family immigration, divorced parents, domestic violence (couple violence and violence against children by one parent or both parents) have an influence on school dropout. the loss of one of the parents or both, the parents' mentality regarding the education of girls, temptation due to blood feud or revenge, etc.

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