Record numbers stay in school until Leaving Cert finished

Retention rate between disadvantaged schools and wealthier ones narrows

Ireland now has the second-highest student retention rate in the European Union, with 94% of students remaining in “upper secondary education”. File photograph: Getty Images

Ireland now has the second-highest student retention rate in the European Union, with 94% of students remaining in “upper secondary education”. File photograph: Getty Images

Record numbers of students are staying in school until they complete their Leaving Cert.

Ireland now has the second-highest student retention rate in the European Union, with 94 per cent of students remaining in “upper secondary education” .

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