School dropouts: total figures from the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
The total number of new school dropouts from secondary education.
School drop-outs are children who have left school on 1 October of school-years t+1 without having attained a basic qualification. The total figures are calculated by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, and are based on all children leaving mainstream secondary education prematurely, with a correction for the incompleteness of the figures. Incompleteness is mainly the result of incomplete recording in the starting years and transfers to types of education not yet included (or incompletely included) in the registration of personal education number.
Source: Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, personal education number data.