In 2013, the proportion of those aged 30 to 34 who had completed tertiary education was 47.8% in Cyprus, already surpassing the target of 40% for this age group among the EU’s 28 member states by 2020.
Women lead the way in this category as the proportion of female university graduates in Cyprus reached 53.4%, while the figure for men was significantly lower at 41.6%, yet still higher than the EU target set.
In the same year, the proportion of early leavers from education and training halved from 18.2% in 2005 to 9.1% in 2013, again exceeding the set target. The figure relates to early leavers aged 18-24 who at most completed lower secondary education and are currently not in further education or training. The rate of women leaving school early was just 4.2%, compared to 14.8% for men.
The Europe 2020 aim is to reduce the share of early leavers from education and training to below 10% of the EU28 population in this age group by the year 2020.
Source: Cyprus Mail