The capacity of the second-chance school, whose seat will be inaugurated next Tuesday at Bab Al-Khadra in Tunis, will initially be around one thousand dropouts.
Education Minister Fathi Slaouti said on Saturday in a statement to the media, that the second-chance school is an important opportunity for dropouts who can either return to school or follow a vocational training.
Slaouti pointed out that a very large number of applications for enrolment in the second-chance school had been submitted, indicating that this is a model experiment for the time being and that it will be extended to other regions in the future.
The enrolment involves dropouts from the governorates of Greater Tunis (Tunis, Ariana, Manouba, Ben Arous).
Tunisia counts 102,000 dropouts, according to a report on the situation of children in Tunisia in 2019, published last December by the Observatory of Information, Training, Documentation and Studies on the Protection of the Rights of the Child under the Ministry of Women, the Family and Seniors.
Source: TAP News Agency