More people with an immigrant background will be assisted in completing high school

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More apprenticeships and extra professional input for immigrant youth will have more of them completing high school.

The government will allocate a total of NOK 50 million to achieve this in next year’s state budget.

Figures from the Directorate for Education show that 57.9 % of young people who have immigrated to Norway got a place in school. The corresponding figure for Norwegian-born youth with two foreign-born parents was 58.3 %.

Among youth in the rest of the population, however, 74.6 % were given apprenticeships.

“We see that youth with an immigrant background who come to Norway in adolescence have higher dropout rates in high school. We have ambitions that more young people will complete and pass, and that more people will be given an apprenticeship and get a certificate,” says Minister of Education and Integration Jan Tore Sanner (Høyre/Conservative Party) to NTB.

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