One in 20 pupils drop out

One in three children attending the lowest level of vocational training dropped out of school without a diploma in the 2004/05 school year, says the national statistics office CBS. On average, one in 20 children drop out.

Pupils from a single-parent family or with an ethnic minority background were almost twice as likely to drop out, the CBS said. The drop-out rate was lower for second-generation immigrants, the CBS pointed out.

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