Fewer students in Norway dropped out of upper secondary school during the pandemic

Upper seconday schoolPhoto: Lise Åserud / NTB
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3% of students in upper secondary school in Norway dropped out during the previous school year, a decrease from previous years. 

According to the Norwegian Directorate of Education, the proportion of students who dropped out of upper secondary school has never been lower than in the last two years.

The largest drop-out rate was registered in vocational subjects, where 5.1% of students dropped out during the school year. 

Boys dropped out of upper secondary school to a greater extent than girls at all levels, while girls dropped out to a greater extent than boys in educational programs with a large predominance of boys.

There are also geographical differences in the numbers. In Oslo, only 1.8% of students dropped out of upper secondary school, while the figure for Troms og Finnmark amounted to 4.1%.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayEducation

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