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Singapore takes third spot in global education rankings

It moves up two rungs in cognitive skills and educational attainment index

Published on May 8, 2014 8:17 AM
 
Teacher Anthony Tan conducting an English lesson with a class of Primary 6 pupils at Woodlands Primary School. Singapore's education system has won another accolade - this time in a cognitive skills and educational attainment index comparing 39 countries and one region, Hong Kong. -- ST FILE PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

Singapore's education system has won another accolade - this time in a cognitive skills and educational attainment index comparing 39 countries and one region, Hong Kong.

The school system here has been ranked third after South Korea and Japan, and one place above Hong Kong in the index, according to The Learning Curve report published by education firm Pearson.

The last study two years ago placed Singapore fifth behind Finland, South Korea, Hong Kong and Japan.

The global study, carried out by the forecasting service Economist Intelligence Unit, draws on existing data from international organisations, as well as figures on literacy rates, school attendance, and university graduation rates.

 
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