Some 2.1 million of Mexican minors do not attend school

10 per cent of girls and 1.8 per cent of the children stop attending school for family reasons. | Photo: Unicef

Some 2.1 million children and adolescents from five to 17 years old are outside the classroom in Mexico, according to a study by the National Institute for the evaluation of education.
30 per cent of that figure, works 35 hours or more a week, full time and therefore fail to attend classes.

Identification of subpopulations of children who do not attend school and characterization of factors associated with the problem report among the main reasons lack of interest or ability, lack of economic resources and employment.

In addition to these reasons the insecurity, discrimination and the distance that must traverse to reach the school, followed by illness, accident or disability.

Even factors family, maybe 10 percent of girls and 1.8 per cent of the children stop attending school for this reason.
The figure is higher in a report by the the United Nations Fund for children (Unicef) entitled ‘children out of schools in Mexico’ coding on 4.1 million children and adolescents are not going to school and points out how most affected who live in households more poor, indigenous, disabled or those living in rural areas.

600 thousand boys and girls at risk of leaving school. #Haztepresente

— UNICEF México (@UNICEFMexico) 21 de diciembre de 2016