Wiesbaden (dpa/lhe) - Hessen has a rate of 5.4 percent for school leavers without a secondary school leaving certificate, which is below the national average. The "Pusch" program and many other measures would contribute to the fact that Hesse has done well for years in the school dropout rate in the national comparison, said Minister of Education Alexander Lorz (CDU) on Thursday in Wiesbaden. According to the information, the national average was 6.2 percent.
In addition to teaching basic skills, the program is also largely about increasing the self-esteem and motivation of young people, said the minister. The corona pandemic has also increased the number of students who find it difficult to learn. Young people from socially disadvantaged families in particular would have to struggle considerably with the effects of the pandemic. The program is financed from state funds and funds from the European Social Fund.