MONET 2030: First diploma rate at upper secondary level


SDG 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all

Swiss target 4.4: 95% of all 25 year-olds have an upper secondary level qualification. The entire education system is accessible; transfers and restarts are possible. The choice of careers and study courses is improved.

Swiss target 4.5: 95% of all 25 year-olds, including those who are past compulsory schooling age when they arrive in Switzerland, obtain an upper secondary level qualification here.
 

Significance of the indicator
The indicator shows the percentage of young people aged up to 25 who after compulsory education obtain an upper secondary qualification, by nationality. A sustainable education system must strive to compensate for these inequalities, encourage integration and thus improve the success of all pupils. To move towards sustainable development, the percentage must increase and the gap between Swiss and foreign nationals must narrow.

Help for interpretation
Young people with no post-compulsory education or training (upper secondary level qualification) are a group at risk as precarious employment and unemployment hinder their integration in society. A person’s origins can have a defining impact on their opportunities. Thus, education, financial resources or the degree to which their parents are integrated, influence the performance of children and young people at school and hence their professional future as well as the opportunities to grow in society.

International comparability
This indicator cannot be compared at international level.


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Methodology

The indicator shows the percentage of school leavers up to the age of 25 who have obtained an upper secondary level qualification for the first time in Switzerland in the reference population. This includes all people of school-leaving age living in the country. It does not include cross-border commuters or persons who have recently immigrated to Switzerland after their compulsory education nor young people who left the country before obtaining an upper secondary qualification.
For more stable results, a moving average over 3 years is applied to the values obtained. In this way, the annual rate published (X) corresponds to the average of values calculated for the years X-1, X and X + 1.

Targets

Swiss target 4.4: 95% of all 25 year-olds have an upper secondary level qualification. The entire education system is accessible; transfers and restarts are possible. The choice of careers and study courses is improved.

Swiss target 4.5: 95% of all 25 year-olds, including those who are past compulsory schooling age when they arrive in Switzerland, obtain an upper secondary level qualification here.

International target 4.4: By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship.

International target 4.5: By 2030, eliminate gender disparities in education and ensure equal access to all levels of education and vocational training for the vulnerable, including persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and children in vulnerable situations.
 

 

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