In a study by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, a study that measures the economic impact youngsters’ skills have on an economy, has placed Ireland 15th in a list of 76 countries when it comes to maths and science skills.
Asian countries occupy the top five spots, while the UK is in 20th place and the US is in 28th.
On 19-22 May 2015, Incheon, Republic of Korea will host the World Education Forum (WEF). UNESCO will be leading the way, in collaboration with six co-conveners, to build a powerful new education agenda that will transform lives.
This report will provide evidence for the upcoming forum of how achieving education targets can deliver economic gains.
The target date for reaching Education for All goals and the Millennium Development Goals is 2015 and governments are now preparing the new agenda.
The top 30 nations were:
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