Report exposes high dropout rates among Haredi students
Since 2011, the Israeli government has invested over ILS550 million (US$154 million) and earmarked over ILS1.1 billion (US$308 million) more through 2022 for academic programmes for the ultra-Orthodox community, in a blitz designed to integrate Haredim into the Israeli workforce.
The cash boost precipitated the rapid establishment of dozens of tracks of study for ultra-Orthodox men and women across the country, largely in gender-segregated settings, many of which were formed as offshoots of universities and private colleges. But while the number of ultra-Orthodox students in college programmes has nearly doubled in eight years, three-quarters of men, and over half of women, quit before obtaining their degrees, according to the ombudsman report, which underlined a series of failings.
Full report on The Times of Israel site