Special, Political, and Decolonization Commmittee
El Salvador


Miriam Schwarz

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Skills and Education in Developing Nations

Over the past two decades the overall level of education in El Salvador has improved; for instance the literacy rate rose to 88.4% and is now well above the world average of 86.3% . The improvements are especially measurable in the young population, aged 15 to 24, showing a literacy rate of 96% . Nevertheless El Salvador missed to fully achieve the ”Dakar Education for All” goals and the accomplishments have not improved the situation across all social classes. The main problems have been identified to be due to the discrepancies between rural and urban areas, the heterogeneous educational systems (public, private and religious), differentials between enrolment and attendance rates, and the overall poverty lea...