By Arkady Petrov

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - More than half of Brazilians aged 25 and over failed to complete basic education, according to data from the National Continuous Household Sample Survey (PNAD) for 2018, released on Wednesday, June 19th, by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The primary learning cycle ends when the student graduates from secondary school.

The data show that 52.6 percent of Brazilians in this age group failed to complete the minimum expected level of study.

Within that percentage, 33.1 percent have not completed elementary school. Another 6.9 percent have no schooling . . .

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