The pandemic does not stop students: more satisfied with school and more enrolled at university, coming from professional backgrounds

D’19. the profile of the graduates and distance results, orientation paths and choices in the secondary of the I and II degree. According to the survey, despite Covid, students would be more satisfied with the school, there would be an increase in the proportion of those who study and work, and a growth in the number of university enrollments for those who come from a professional background. The profile survey concerns 37,000 graduates in 2021, who expressed their ratings and indications regarding their five-year secondary path, based on what they recognized and remembered at the time of completing the questionnaire, which was completed shortly before completion (Spring). ) took place. 2021). The survey on distance learning outcomes of the education and work pathways completed by graduates after graduation, conducted in the fall of 2021, involved 40,000 graduates in 2020 contacted one year after the end of their studies and over 47,000 graduates in 2018 contacted by three years of completion. Details below.

Evaluation of school experience for graduates

Regarding the assessments of the overall experience in the school, of the teachers and school structures, was among the graduates of 2020 an Increase in satisfaction compared to graduates in 2019. In 2021, the level of satisfaction with the general school experience and the teachers’ willingness to engage in dialogue will return to the level of 2019, reached 80.3% and 70.4% respectively last year. Evaluation for some aspects of the school organization has improved between 2019 and 2021. For example, for recreational activities, appreciated by 72.5% of 2021 graduates.

If it goes back to the time of enrollment in high school, over half of the graduates would confirm their choice: Following the increase recorded between 2019 and 2020, in 2021 the proportion of those enrolling would decrease slightly , but remain larger than in the 2019 figure and stand at 60.7%. High school graduates and technicians tend to be most satisfied with the chosen choice. Graduates who are less convinced about the choice made at the age of 14, on the other hand, are mainly those of professional institutes.


Of the 2021 graduates, 79.4% did orientation activities organized by the school for the post-graduate election: the number varies between 82.7% for high schools, 77.7% for technicians and 64.8% for professionals.

In recent years, these activities have declined, particularly in vocational and technical careers, while this decline is much more prevalent among high school students. Among the 2020 graduates interviewed one year after graduation who completed these activities, 30.5% gave a score of at least 7, on a scale of 1 to 10, in terms of their usefulness for the postgraduate degree. These data seem to indicate the usefulness – for purposes of postgraduate choice – of the leadership activities organized by the school. Activities that reduce second thoughts in the first year after graduation and university dropouts.

Civil war

Regarding the topics of Civic Education, in general, the vast majority of 2021 graduates explain that they have identified the individual topics: 96.0% Constitution, Law, Legality and Solidarity, 92.0% Sustainable Development, Education Environment , Knowledge and protection of heritage in the territory and 77.5% digital nationality. Satisfaction with the usefulness of these topics (for their own lives and for the continuation of their studies) among those who have dealt with them is generally high. Graduates who have covered these topics show sustainable development, environmental education, knowledge and protection of the environmental heritage as the topic they would like to explore (74.5%), while digital nationality is the topic
less often requires further investigation (63.9%).

Look at the distance results on one (2020 graduates) and three years (2018 graduates) The first evidence that emerges from the data analysis is that for almost half of 2020 graduates interviewed one year after graduation, pandemic had a differentiated impact on its post . – Graduated career. In particular, the health emergency had a greater impact on those who declared their intention to enter the labor market immediately after completion than those who declared to continue their studies. Reading the results of the 2021 survey must therefore necessarily take into account the particular context and the impact of the pandemic on the postgraduate choices of graduates and their subsequent outcomes.

Postgraduate Choices

One year after graduation, 76.5% of 2020 graduates continue their education and are enrolled in a graduate course (59.8% are devoted exclusively to university studies, 16.7% have chosen to combine study and work); 14.1%, on the other hand, prefer to enter the labor market directly and exclusively. As is to be expected, the proportion of high school graduates enrolled at the university is significantly higher among high school students.

Between 2019 and 2021, there will be an increase of almost 8 percentage points in the proportion of graduates who declare enrolled in university one year after their qualification. This is especially true for professionals and technicians: the difficulties of the labor market, strongly affected by the pandemic, have probably influenced their choice. The proportion of those who only work decreases during the 3-year period (with more intensity for technicians and even more for professionals). On the contrary, the proportion of those who study and work is increasing, especially in the last year.

Three years after graduation, 26.5% of graduates are devoted exclusively to work, 45.2% are devoted exclusively to studies, while 20.7% combine study and work. At the level of the diploma type, the trends that emerge after one year are significantly confirmed.


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