New university body to look at drop-out rates
Education chiefs in the Canary Islands have set up a special commission to help students make the transition from school to university.
Deputy Minister of Education and Universities of the Government of the Canary Islands, David Pérez-Dionis, chaired the first meeting at which both the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC) and the University of La Laguna were represented.
He described the new body as “a fundamental tool to ensure the success of university studies” and help foster the talent of young people in the Canaries.
Director General of Universities, Ciro Gutiérrez said: “It was necessary to address among the different institutions the improvement of the transition of students to university, to pool a diagnosis of needs and coordinate actions that allow us to improve the performance of university students.”
The team will also look at ways of reducing the dropout rate and increase the rates of retention, that is, that more and more first-year students continue their studies.