The scale of early school leaving has been made clear by the 2017 monitoring of education and training in Bulgaria. The total share of dropouts from school across the country is 13.8 percent, with the trend being considerably weaker in big cities at just 2.8 percent. The large number of early school leavers is explained with social and economic factors, learning difficulties, and increasingly with emigration. To try to revert the trend, mobile teams have been formed this year that should identify pupils subject to early school leaving risk. A discussion is underway to bind strictly social benefits to visiting school regularly. The monitoring has confirmed the conclusion of the international PISA 2015survey, notably, that in all three surveyed subjects (reading, mathematics and natural sciences) the share of students with low scores in Bulgaria remains one of the largest across the European Union.
More than 45,000 students have successfully completed traineeships financed under a Ministry of Education and Science European project. Around 20 percent of them have received job offers, even though more than 90 percent say they would be willing..
Retirement age for women in Bulgaria has gone up by 10 years in the past decades, and, adding another 10 years of postponing the birth of a first child, it turns out that Bulgarian women are spending 20 more years of their lives working,..
The label “fugitive” (or non-returner) reached Dr. Simeon Simov immediately after the establishment of the so-called rule of the people in 1944. And even though he fled the system, his entire life is marked by thought about Bulgaria , as being..