Haredi Students Fail as They Lack Secular Studies

Adina Bar-Shalom, the eldest daughter of Shas spiritual leader Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, said on Tuesday that the lack of English and Mathematics education in haredi schools was a serious obstacle in increasing the numbers of haredim in higher education.

Bar-Shalom established the Haredi College in Jerusalem, the first academic college for haredi men and women in Israel, where students can study for degrees in numerous fields such as computer science, medical science, psychology, social work and others.

Speaking at the first meeting of the Knesset Caucus for the Integration of Haredim into the Labor Force and High Tech Sector on Tuesday, she referred to the necessity of providing haredi students with remedial courses in core educational topics before they can begin an academic degree.

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