Panama’s Achilles Heel: Education
In 2012, CADE will analyze the synergy between education and economy, because in order to have sustained economic growth it is necessary to have quality education and an emphasis on labor market requirements.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
CADE is a conclave or annual summit meeting of executives and entrepreneurs in general, from across the country which brings together all members of the Panamanian Association of Business Executives (APEDE), with active participation of all Chapters and whose main purpose is to discuss, analyze and seek solutions to national problems.
Companies need to invest time and money in order to cover the serious limitations of graduates from the public school system, which is an obstacle to development.
While in the rest of the world the standard is close connections between the private sector and academia, the region is still holding on to old ideological myths, which negatively affect development.
Enrollment levels at private universities are the same as those in public institutions, and the annual income of some of them is over $30 million.
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