Over 70% of Young People in Bulgaria Think their Means of Living are Sufficient
More than 70 per cent of young people think that their means of living are sufficient, young people who are in a severe social situation are mainly from ethnic minorities. This finds the annual youth report for 2017, submitted by the Council of Ministers and adopted by the National Assembly.
In 2017, the number and relative share of school drop-outs from the total number of pupils dropped from 2.9 per cent in 2016 (or 21,170) to 2.7 per cent (or 20,092), thus interrupting the trend of a steady increase in this indicator over the last four years, is stated in the document. It states that a decision by the Council of Ministers of July 5, 2017 established a mechanism for joint work of the institutions for enrollment and retention in the educational system of children and students at compulsory pre-school and school age.
Graduates of secondary education who continue to study in Bulgaria are 51 per cent and 14 per cent are leaving for education abroad.
Unemployment among young people has dropped by almost 16 per cent. Over 50 percent of working young people declare that they have found jobs easier than expected.
In Bulgaria, young people with primary and secondary education tend to be more likely to go abroad.
The policy of the Ministry of Youth and Sports is aimed at encouraging students to pursue systematic sport activities, creating habits for healthy motor activity and opportunities for sporting events. In pursuance of this policy, the ministry administers annually the programs "Sports for children at risk" and "Development of the sport of students".
Sixty-three per cent of rural residents and 59 per cent in small settlements do not think they can get a good education there, according to a government report for 2016. It was also passed by parliament.
In the capital, 79 percent are of the opinion that they can get a good education, and only 11 percent - that they can not.
A positive trend was also in 2016 to reduce youth unemployment. As a negative, it is reported that 54 percent do not work in their specialty, and only 30 percent have been implemented in line with their education.
In 2016, 36 youth information and counseling centers were funded on the territory of 28 of the major cities and 39 youth initiatives related to volunteering.
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