18 Dec, 2015 @ 14:14
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Spain’s minister for education complains there are too many youth attending university

Universidad de Malaga

Universidad-de-MalagaSPAIN’S minister for education has complained that there are too many youth attending university.

Íñigo Méndez de Vigo said Spain needed more students in vocational education and training.

But Spanish university rectors have rejected his statement.

“If they compare Spanish figures with those of the OECD, what the minister has said isn’t exactly correct,” said the head of Universidad Ramon Llull, Josep Maria Garrell.

Only 52% of university-age youth are in higher education, compared with an EU average of 56% and an OECD average of 58%.

Joe Duggan (Reporter)

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