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The number of students who sit the University Access Exams (PAU) has increased 12% in the Canary Islands, as compared to 6.26% in Spain as a whole, with a total of 9,126 Canary Islanders sitting these exams in 2010, 12% more than the year before, according to the Efe Agency.

In absolute terms, the increase in the Archipelago was double that of the Spanish average (10.78% in La Laguna and 13.03% in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria). The figures for 2010 reflect the continuity of a tendency started in 2008 with a major increase of students in the university class rooms.

The economic crisis has given rise to an increase in training in all fields but, particularly, in higher education and, above all, among the over-25s who already have some work experience. A total of 824 students over the age of 25 sat the PAU exams in the Canary Islands in 2010, 25 % more than the year before.


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