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Address early school leaving and improve the quality of secondary education and vocational education and training, with a view to raise the quality of human capital and facilitate labour market matching.

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4.10. The Government will continue action to tackle low education attainment and early school leaving and to improve the quality of secondary education and vocational education and training, with a view to increase efficiency in the education sector, raise the quality of human capital and facilitate labour market matching. To this purpose, the Government will:
i. Set up an analysis, monitoring, assessment and reporting system in order to accurately evaluate the results and impacts of education and training policies, notably plans already implemented (notably concerning cost saving measures, vocational education and training and policies to improve school results and contain early school leaving). [Q4-2011]
ii. Present of an action plan to improve the quality of secondary education services including via: (i) the generalization of trust agreements between the Government and public schools, establishing wide autonomy, a simple formula-based funding framework comprising performance evolution criteria, and accountability; (ii) a simple result-oriented financing framework for professional and private schools in association agreements based on fixed per-class funding plus incentives linked to performance criteria; (iv) a reinforced supervisory role of the General Inspectorate. [Q1-2012]
iii. Present an action plan aimed at (i) ensuring the quality, attractiveness and labour market relevance of vocational education and training through partnerships with companies or other stakeholders; (ii) enhancing career guidance mechanisms for prospective students in vocational educational training. [Q1-2012]

Lamento, mas concordo bastante com as partes que destaquei. Só tenho uma reserva: isto deveria ser implementado, desenvolvido e monitorizado por técnicos externos. Se lá colocarem ou mantiverem capuchas e derivados vão continuar a vender escaraminhão escrofuloso por lebre de primeira qualidade.

O que é essencial: a qualidade da formação, não a quantidade de certificados.