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Ireland places 15th out of 76 in maths and science ability

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.

KIreland places 15 out of 76 in maths and science ability

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:

  1. Singapore
  2. Hong Kong
  3. Korea
  4. Japan
  5. Taiwan
  6. Finland
  7. Estonia
  8. Switzerland
  9. Netherlands
  10. Canada
  11. Poland
  12. Vietnam
  13. Germany
  14. Australia
  15. Ireland
  16. Belgium
  17. New Zealand
  18. Slovenia
  19. Austria
  20. United Kingdom
  21. Czech Republic
  22. Denmark
  23. France
  24. Latvia
  25. Norway
  26. Luxembourg
  27. Spain
  28. Italy
  29. United States
  30. Portugal


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