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By Hans Esser, for Expatbriefing.com
14 December, 2016
Singapore has the best school system in the world, according to a new report from the OECD.
Other countries that offer good primary and secondary education include Japan, Estonia, Finland, and Canada.
The rankings are based on test results from around 540,000 15-year-old students in 72 countries on science, reading, maths, and collaborative problem-solving. The main focus was on science, an increasingly important part of today's economy and society.
Despite an almost 20 percent increase in primary and secondary educational spending since 2006, only 12 countries, including Singapore, Macao, Peru, and Colombia, achieved an improvement in their science performance during this period.
Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, Guangdong, China; Hong Kong; Singapore; and Chinese Taipei achieved the best results in maths.
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