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Annual Report 1991 Department of Education

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Title

Annual Report 1991 Department of Education

Other title

Tabled Paper 1288

Collection

Tabled Papers for 6th Assembly 1990 - 1994; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

1992-11-26

Description

Deemed

Notes

Made available by the Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory under Standing Order 240. Where copyright subsists with a third party it remains with the original owner and permission may be required to reuse the material.

Language

English

Subject

Tabled papers

File type

application/pdf

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License

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2021C00044

Parent handle

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/307648

Citation address

https://hdl.handle.net/10070/339072

Page content

1991 ENROLMENTS The overall Northern Territory school enrolment in June 1991 was 37 376, an increase of 3.2 per cent over the previous June's figure of 36 221. Between 1990 and 1991, the number of full-time students increased at all levels. Preschool, primary, junior secondary and senior secondary enrolments increased by 4.4,1.7,4.3 and 12.5 per cent respectively. The number of senior secondary students in evening classes grew by 4.1 per cent to 562 in 1991. The sharp increase in the number of senior secondary students resulted from a larger than usual percentage of students repeating Year 11 and Year 12, along with the effect of approximately 200 former students re-entering the school system. This reflected both the large proportion of the population in the senior secondary age range and the desire of many young people to improve their employment prospects through gaining appropriate qualifications. There were indications that preschool and junior secondary enrolments could be expected to remain almost stable over the next year, while the number of students enrolled in primary classes would continue to increase. The major factor influencing this trend was the growth of the primary-aged population in the Northern Territory, particularly in remote areas. Senior secondary enrolments were expected to again increase considerably in 1992, due to the large cohort sizes at this age level and the increasing retention rates experienced in 1991. Another factor expected to have a significant effect on future enrolment levels was the proposal of the Finn Report into young people's participation in post compulsory education and training that, by 1995, all eighteen year-old students should have attended a Level 1 traineeship or participated in Year 12 education. 39


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