Average schooling of Paraguay’s youths less than 10 years

The illiteracy rate stands at 5.5% and the reasons for school exclusion are mostly economic among youths from 15 years of age. Analysts call for more investment and reduction of gaps.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The average number of schooling years in Paraguay is only 9.5, according to data released yesterday by the National Institute of Statistics (INE) within the framework of International Education Day, celebrated every January 24.

The new figures are based on the 2020 Permanent Household Survey.

INE director Iván Ojeda said that "in addition to the fact that Paraguayans study only 9.5 years, illiteracy stands at 5.5% among the country's population."

The official also stated that the pandemic affected families in different ways throughout the country. According to statistics, almost half of . . .

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