In 2021, 804,000 people joined the school delay

Despite the fact that in 2021 the programs of the National Institute of Adult Education (INEA) contributed to the fact that 224 thousand 162 people stopped being behind in school at the end of their secondary studies, 804 thousand 324 were incorporated into this condition, announced the Superior Audit of the Federation (ASF) as part of the first delivery of reports related to the 2021 Public Accounts.

“The 28 million 039 thousand 332 people aged 15 or over who at the end of 2021 were in a situation of educational delay exceeded by 14% the 24 million 597 thousand 234 pupils in basic education enrolled in the school system for the year school year 2020-2021. “, underlined the monitoring body.

“Which demonstrates the extent of the public problem and denotes, on the one hand, the importance of ensuring that, in the school system, students continue to attend school and complete their school trajectories, with particular emphasis on secondary school students, to prevent more children and adolescents from dropping out of school and joining the population without completing basic education,” he added.

According to INEA estimates, by age, most people who have joined the condition of educational delay are concentrated among those who have not completed secondary education. This is about 571,706 people, or 71.1% of the total.

Next come 194 thousand 249 people (24.1%) who have not completed their primary education and 38 thousand 369 people (4.8%) corresponding to the illiterate population aged 15 or over.

As reported by the Ministry of Public Education (SEP), in the 2021-2022 school year, when face-to-face classes resumed, at least half a million students did not return to class. .

“Regarding the provision of educational services, in 2021, INEA provided literacy services, primary and secondary to 797,125 people who were in a situation of academic delay”, detailed the ASF.

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However, in terms of the provision of literacy services that were provided in 2021, the ASF declared that it supported 151,381 people, of whom 48,090 (31.8%) completed their studies.

If we take into account that at the end of 2020 in the country there were 4 million 400 thousand 675 illiterate people, explained the ASF, and if in 2021 48 thousand 090 reached the level of literacy, 1.1% of the population has passed the condition of illiteracy.

Who were the 151,381 people served? According to what was reported by the supervisory body, there were 45 thousand 887 (30.3%) adults aged 60 and over, 38 thousand 450 people (25.4%) between 30 and 44 years old, 36 thousand 014 students (23.8%) from 45 to 59 years old, 30 thousand 949 people (20.5%) from 15 to 29 years old and an insignificant percentage in the 10 to 14 year old bracket.

In the Performance Audit 2021-1-11MDA-07-0179-2022whose purpose was to control the “Adult Education” program, it was also explained that INEA did not certify that in the year 2021 it had implemented and monitored the strategies of diagnosis, assessment and evaluation of the needs of the total number of educational personalities who participated in the provision of literacy services, primary and secondary to people in a situation of academic delay.

For example, of the 60,213 Educators enrolled in 2021, only 1.6% (937) entered the program that year. Of these, 699 (74.6%) have not received any training to carry out their activities.

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