Top 10 Countries Best Education System in 2015/2016

Education is one of those things that is considered pretty important throughout the world, but it still remains that not every country does it the same and indeed some countries are better at it than others. In the west we often assume that our own education systems are the best, but that may not actually be true. 

An education group called Pearson periodically test such assumptions by comparing measurable things like grades and attempt to rank different countries according to the success of their education system.

Needless to say, results vary, but the results are still interesting, particularly when you learn that the USA, long known to have one of the best education systems has recently been ranked in 14th Position, a long way below many European countries.

TOP 10 COUNTRIES BEST EDUCATION 2015/2016


  1. SOUTH KOREA

    • Japan and south-Korea have fierce competition for the 1st rank. Koreans defeated Japan in 3 levels. Japan despite investing in childhood education is compromised in some rankings as no#2 and almost tying with Japan in the ranks. Do you know that children in South Korea attend school often seven-day a week? The national education budget estimated last year was $11,300,000,000. The literacy rate is total 97.9% out of which males are sharing 99.2% and 96.6% of females.
    • The GDP (PPP) per capita estimated in 2014 is $34,795.  
  2. JAPAN

    • The technology-based educational structure has provided the nation with some great figures in the knowledge and insight.
    • The GDP nearly 5.96 trillion USD is well evident to prove the claim.  
  3. SINGAPORE

    • The strong and highly ranked primary education system is none less than 3rd rank in the competition.
    • The GDP (PPP) per capita is U$D 64,584 is also number 3rd in the world.  
  4. HONG KONG

    • The school education management is pretty much in the way as UK model of education. The educational budget for the last year was $39, 420 per capita. The primary, secondary and higher education levels are exemplary in their approach and work. English and Cantonese Chinese are the mainstream languages for educational texts. The 94.6% literacy rate is making a pretty good sense about the numbers.
    • The GDP (PPP) per capita accumulated in 2014 is $404.892 billion.  
  5. FINLAND

    • The old champion is loosing ground to it´s asian rivals. A number of folks still consider Finland as no#1 in the best educational system which exactly isn’t the fact anymore. The premature child admission is a big drawback in the system. The no tuition fees system has an annual educational budget of €11.1 billion.
    • The country’s Gross domestic product wasn’t less than $36,395 (per capita).  
  6. UK

    • With the devolution of the Education in UK, the individual governments are administrating the matters relating education on their own. The Scottish, Welsh, Northern Irish and English governments are minding their businesses on an individual basis instead of a collective dealing under kingdom’s authorities. The Pearson has ranked UK second in the European ranks and given the rank of #6 in the worldwide ratings in their 2014 publication. However, as a matter of fact Scottish system has a slight edge over the England when it comes to comparative competitiveness.
    • The GDP per capita is 21st highest in the world with $38,711.  
  7. CANADA

    • English and French are the primary levels for interacting with bookish knowledge. The literacy rates are not less than 99% (Both male & female). The attainment ratio is also recording good percentages. The college graduates have the world’s highest ratio. The Canadians follow compulsion in the education up to the 16 (most provinces) or 18 years (exception for a couple). The educational calendar varies from 180-190 days. The results will be impressive to a great extent after prioritising the investments in childhood education.  
    • GDP per Capita: $44,656 Canada is investing 5.4% of its Gross Domestic Product in the education sector. 
  8. NETHERLANDS

    • The low investments, weak planning and management in the high school education, have put Netherlanders on 8th in the ranking. 
    • GDP per Capita: $42,586 
  9. IRELAND

    • The literacy rate is 99% for each male and female. The education in the country is free for all levels from primary to third or college/university level. The students from the European Union are the only to be charged for fees and funds, mainly the tuition fees.  
    • The Irish government is having an investment of 8.759 billion euro annually on the education.  
  10. POLAND

    • The polish ministry of education is heading the business in the country. The Pearson and Economist combine ranked the country as the 4th best in Europe and the no#10 in the world on the accounts of its well established primary, secondary (lower and upper) educational bases. 
    • GDP per Capita: $21,118 
Top 10 Countries Best Education System in 2015/2016

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