Costa Rica News – For the last four years, 13% of night school students drop out after mid-term vacations. This is better than the 15% it used to be but still significantly higher than the percentage that leaves day school (high school and technical college) which is 2.48%.
Some of the issues leading to this problem include time limitations, economic situations and bullying.
This year 33,367 students enrolled in night schools but then 4,616 decided to stop attending.
The overall dropout rate released by MEP this year was 1.6% of the 923,920 students enrolled in preschool, elementary and high school.
Benefits have been included that managed to get the dropout rate from 15% to 13%. 51 of the 54 night schools offer food and 49 offer transportation. 39 offer night care for a total of 922 children of 483 of the people enrolled in night school.
A scholarship was extended to the entire student population in poverty without an age limit.