Can higher education be both inclusive and high quality?
The reasons vary, from inadequate preparation in public high schools to the economic hurdles of paying for books or rent while in college. Funding one’s university education is particularly difficult in a country with unusually long degree programmes, which last a minimum of five and often more like nine years.
Argentine public universities are free and don’t require entry exams, but the low graduation rates have experts asking if higher education can be both inclusive and high quality. “Argentina was historically the country with the most educational and human capital in Latin America ... which is what constitutes the real wealth of a nation,” says Marcelo Rabossi, an expert in higher education policy at the Universidad Torcuato Di Tella in Buenos Aires. But that level has “long been falling”.
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