AMLO says his “scholarships” have decreased the number of school dropouts

On Thursday, June 8th, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, president of Mexico, assured that awarding scholarships to students reduced school dropout, thus preventing them from resorting to crime.

He explained that in secondary school dropout was reduced between 2018 and 2022 from 4.8 percent to 2.3; while at the upper secondary level, it dropped from 13 percent to 9.2. and at the university level, it increased from 7.9 to 8.3.

“Our fight against crime is essentially that (the gangs) do not take the young people, that they do not hook them into addictions, in taking away from young people study and work opportunities,” AMLO said.

“So if we invest, not spend but invest, in social development, education, health, training for young people, in pensions, if wages improve, if the family values ​​are strengthened, it will help us to have a more secure society, a better society,” the President concluded.

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