From The Report: Colombia 2013
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The education sector is growing in tandem with the economy, as expansion stimulates a need for highly skilled workers. Demand for higher education has increased significantly in the past decade. In 2012 the number of students enrolled in specialisation programmes surpassed 81,000, an increase of nearly 50% from 2002. Several reforms are currently under way aimed at improving access, funding and quality. The government has channelled considerable funds into the sector in the past two years and will continue to do. The additional funds should help the sector address its main challenges – a lack of infrastructure and resources to maintain high levels of instruction and a gap in quality standards between urban and rural areas – and help guarantee continued growth.