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Volume of adult education of educational institutions remained unchanged in 2021

release | Adult education of educational institutions 2021

According to Statistics Finland, the total volume of adult education of educational institutions remained almost unchanged in 2021. The number of both participants and teaching hours increased from the previous year only in open university of applied sciences education and in advanced or supplementary vocational education. 

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  • The volume of adult education of educational institutions remained almost unchanged in 2021 compared to 2020.
  • Close on 4.9 million hours of teaching were provided in education not leading to a qualification.
  • The number of participants in adult education was good 1.5 million.
  • Forty-seven per cent of teaching hours were organised as liberal adult education and 31 per cent as open university of applied sciences education.
  • Of all participants, 72 per cent took part in adult education arranged as liberal adult education.

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