Economy November 28, 2016 | 10:31 am

High school grads up to 94.14% after 4 years of full-day program

Santo Domingo.- Four years after the start ofthe full-day school program , student high school graduations rose from 87.56percent to 94.14 percent, according to Education minister Andrés Navarro.

He said the increase was 6.57 percent in the gradeschool level and 8.16 percent in the middle level.

"The program’s positive impact on theeducation system is also seen in that the model covers more than 900 newschools, with the goal of reaching 100 percent of the schools during the2016-2020 period, as well as increasing employment in the sector Educationaland other production lines."

An analysis by the Education Ministry’s Statisticsand Indicators Dept. shows that between the 2011-2012 and 2015-2016 school years,the new policy -aimed at becoming a bridge towards the development of people-,is having a positive impact on the economies of the most vulnerable communitiesby creating small and medium businesses.

"The remarkable advances werematerialized by the will of president Danilo Medina," Navarro said.

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