Greece lags in basic skills for youth but improves in educational attainment

Society Tags: Education
Photo by Angelos Christofilopoulos/Fosphotos
Photo by Angelos Christofilopoulos/Fosphotos

Early school leaving and tertiary educational attainment rates in Greece improved significantly from 2012 to 2015, putting them ahead of the EU average, yet performance remains disappointing on basic skills attainment by young people and adults, and on participation in vocational education and training as well as in adult learning, a European Commission report has found. 

Employment rates in Greece for those who have recently left education vary strongly with the level of education, the survey also found, with a great proportion of third-level graduates in jobs than those with the lowest level of qualifications. 

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