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8 The Portugal News •  28 Mar 2020                                 News


      50% of Portuguese between 25 and 64                                                                                  Lisbon Council



      did not complete secondary school                                                                                    reinforces

                                                                                                                           emergency
      Half of Portuguese between 25 and 64 years of age have not completed secondary school and
      despite the fact that fewer and fewer young people drop out of school, the country continues to                      fund
      have one of the highest dropout rates in the European Union (EU).
                                                                                                                           The Lisbon City Council will
                                                                                                                           The Lisbon City Council will
                                                                                                                           The Lisbon City Council will
                                                                                                                           The Lisbon City Council will
                                                                                                                           The Lisbon City Council will
                                                                 to 10 percent, in 2019 - the rate of  there were 36 percent of students  strengthen the social
                                                                                                                           strengthen the social
                                                                                                                           strengthen the social
                                                                                                                           strengthen the social
                                                                                                                           strengthen the social
                                                                 early abandonment is still   in the private subsystem, today  emergency fund aimed at
                                                                                                                           emergency fund aimed at
                                                                                                                           emergency fund aimed at
                                                                                                                           emergency fund aimed at
                                                                                                                           emergency fund aimed at
                                                                 among the highest in the EU.  that figure is 18 percent.
                                                                                                                           families and create a
                                                                                                                           families and create a
                                                                                                                           families and create a
                                                                                                                           families and create a
                                                                 However, more and more young  Accompanying this trend is the  families and create a
                                                                                                                           support line for all goods,
                                                                                                                           support line for all goods,
                                                                 people are choosing to pursue  decrease in the number of private  support line for all goods,
                                                                                                                           support line for all goods,
                                                                                                                           support line for all goods,
                                                                 higher education: since the  higher education establishments:  services and equipment
                                                                                                                           services and equipment
                                                                                                                           services and equipment
                                                                                                                           services and equipment
                                                                                                                           services and equipment
                                                                 beginning of the 21st century, the  although private universities more
                                                                                                                           needed by institutions,
                                                                                                                           needed by institutions,
                                                                                                                           needed by institutions,
                                                                                                                           needed by institutions,
                                                                 percentage of people aged 30 to  than doubled between 1990 and  needed by institutions,
                                                                                                                           worth €25 million.
                                                                                                                           worth €25 million.
                                                                                                                           worth €25 million.
                                                                                                                           worth €25 million.
                                                                 34 with higher education has  2001 (from 55 to 137), they have  worth €25 million.
                                                                 tripled from 11.6 percent in 2001  been decreasing and currently
                                                                 to 36.2 percent in 2019.     there are little more than a   This support was announced
                                                                 Even so, Portugal remains below  hundred (104).           on 25 March by the mayor,
                                                                 the EU average (39 percent) in  The reverse trend is seen in the  Fernando Medina (PS), and is
                                                                 this indicator and in 2018 it was  number of public schools at other  part of a set of additional
                                                                 the third country to present the  levels of education, which has  measures to support the income
                                                                 lowest value of graduates in this  been decreasing in Portugal: in  of families and companies,
                                                                 age group (33.5 percent), being  2018 the country had 8,469  approved on Tuesday by the
                                                                 above only Italy (27.8 percent)  schools, half of which existed two  municipal executive to deal with
       More and more young people are choosing to pursue higher
       More and more young people are choosing to pursue higher
       More and more young people are choosing to pursue higher
       More and more young people are choosing to pursue higher  and Romania (24.6 percent).  decades ago.                 the pandemic of Covid -19.
       More and more young people are choosing to pursue higher
       education in Portugal
       education in Portugal                                     At the top of the table, with more  However, while public schools  “We will reinforce the social
       education in Portugal
       education in Portugal
       education in Portugal
                                                                 than half the population of this  went from almost 15,000 to less  emergency fund aimed at
              ccording to data from  12  year, following Malta, Spain,  age group with university  than 6,000, private schools  families and social institutions”,
                                      th
              2018 revealed by      Italy and Greece.            degrees are, in decreasing   maintained more or less      explained the mayor, adding
              Pordata, to mark the  Although, today, young people  order, Lithuania, Cyprus, Ireland,  constant values, varying between  that “a specific line of support
      ANational Student Day,        between 18 and 24 years old who  Luxembourg and Sweden.   2,500 and 3,000.             will also be created for all goods,
      among the 27 countries that   drop out of school without   The data also indicate that one of  The study also concluded that the  services and equipment that
      integrate the EU, Portugal has  completing secondary education  the trends in the degree of higher  percentage of students who  become necessary in this
      the highest value (50 percent) of  are less and less - the figure  education is the increase in the  failed in 2018 decreased to at  emergency situation for the
      the population of this age group  dropped from 44 percent, in  percentage of students enrolled  least half of the values of the late  different city institutions”, worth
      without having completed the  2001, to 23 percent, in 2011, and  in public universities: if in 1997  1990s, at all levels of education.  €25 million.
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