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20 Best Education Systems In The World

20 Best Education Systems In The World

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.

Which countries have been classed as the most successful in offering education to their citizens?

The Social Progress Imperative has compiled research on basic education levels throughout the world and presented it via the Social Progress Index; this offers a rigorous and comprehensive way of measuring social progress, including – and most relevant for our current interests –  a score for a country’s level of access to basic knowledge including factors like adult literacy rate, primary school enrolment, secondary school enrolment, and women’s mean years in school.

These components determine which countries offer better educational opportunities. We’ve compiled the list of the ten best-performing countries when it comes to access to basic education, according to research from the United Nations as brought together in the SPI basic education ratings:

Read on to find out how and why these ten countries are so well-educated. (Picture: Francisco Osorio - University Life)

Countries with the best education system

Key findings: 2015/2016

  • East Asian nations continue to outperform others. South Korea tops the rankings, followed by Japan (2nd), Singapore (3rd) and Hong Kong (4th). All these countries’ education systems prize effort above inherited ‘smartness’, have clear learning outcomes and goalposts, and have a strong culture of accountability and engagement among a broad community of stakeholders.
  • Scandinavian countries, traditionally strong performers, are showing signs of loosing their edge. Finland, the 2012 Index leader, has fallen to 5th place; and Sweden is down from 21st to 24th.
  • Notable improvements include Israel (up 12 places to 17th), Russia (up 7 places to 13th) and Poland (up four places to 10th).
  • Developing countries populate the lower half of the Index, with Indonesia again ranking last of the 40 nations covered, preceded by Mexico (39th) and Brazil (38th).

Key findings: 2012

  • These two countries have similarities in their education systems, but many differences too. South Korea it could be argued is one of the most dedicated countries in the world. Children often attend school 7 days a week and do homework from a very young age.
  • In both Korea and Finland though, education is held in high regards and teachers are treated with great respect (equal to how we revere doctors or lawyers in the west).
  • Interestingly, South Korea also score ‘moderately proficient’ in English speaking ability, which is a good result for an Asian country. They actually speak English better than the French do, which is probably due in part to their strong emphasis of English learning and a high number of native TEFL teachers working over there.

Top 20 countries 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 
  11. Denmark

    • The Denmark’s educational structure consists of Pre-school, primary, secondary, higher and adult education. The secondary education further divided into gymnasium, higher preparatory, higher commercial, and higher technical and vocational education examination programs. Likewise, post-secondary education also includes a number of programs. The education is compulsory for the children up to the age of 16. The “Folkeskole” or post-secondary education isn’t mandatory, but 82% of the students are enrolled which is a damn positive thing for the nation. The educational and UN’s Human development indexes are among the highest in the world.  
    • GDP per Capita: $57,998 
  12. Germany

    • Germany is dedicated to developing one of the best educational systems in the world. The education is fully a state matter and hence has nothing to do with the federal government. The kindergarten is optional, but the secondary education is compulsory. Secondary education follows five types of schools. German universities are among one of the world’s best institutes and a powerhouse to impart education in Europe.  
    • GDP per Capita: $41,248 
  13. Russia

    • There is much that can be done to improve the ranks as the country has never prioritised or paid heed to the childhood and primary education. The literacy rate is rounded off to 100%. A World Bank survey figured the 54% of Russian labor force as graduated which is undoubtedly the highest achievement in college level education in the world. The current educational expenditures are above 20 billion USD of the year 2011.  
    • GDP per Capita: $14,645
  14. United States

    • Many would fancy US as the nation top ranked in the education systems which is a far off thing. Despite a well developed and one of the strongest economies in the world, the educational systems are ranked are not even cracking in the top 10. The $1.3 trillion (overall) national educational budget is earning a literacy rate of 99% (both male & female). 81.5 million Students are enrolled annually with 38% in primary, 26% secondary and 20.5 million making to post-secondary. 85% of the students have attained the secondary diploma while other 30% of the post-secondary diploma holders are also estimated. All the citizens are entitled to free education until high school education.  
    • GDP per Capita: $54,980 (6th highest in the world) 
  15. Australia

    • The annual budget is more than $490 million more than 5.10% of GDP in 2009. The English is the primary mode of education in the country. The primary literacy rate is nearly 2 million. The nation owns 99% literacy rate. Secondary diplomas mark a percentage of 75 while post-secondary diploma has 34% attainment. The states and territories are almost in full control of their respective educational systems and boards. The PISA has evaluated the Australian education system in terms of reading, science and mathematics as 6th, 7th & 9th. The Pearson ranked Australian education as #13 in the world. 
    • GDP per Capita: $44,346 
  16. New Zealand

    • The national education spending incurred by the ministry is NZ$13,183 million for the session 2014-15. English & Maori are the mainstream languages to get educated. The poor primary test scores are a major setback to improve ranks. The PISA accumulates the country 7th in science and reading each while 13ht in math. The education index amassed by HDI ranks country highest in the world but it only assesses the childhood years spent at school instead of the achievement levels. 
    • GDP per Capita: $30,493 
  17. Israel

    • The approximately 28 billion Sheqel budget manages the educational business in the country. Hebrew and Arabic support the education in the country. The literacy rate of both males and females is cracking the 100% mark. The primary, middle and high school education make the comprehensive education system of the country. OECD ranked Israel as second most educated nation in the world in 2012. The report revealed the fact that 78% of investments being drawn are public while 45% of the citizens have made to high school or University/college education. The lower rank suggests the very common reason which is obviously poor investment levels in primary and child education.  
    • GDP per Capita: $35,658 
  18. Belgium

    • Belgium has a diverse education system mainly financed, run and administered by Flemish, German-speaking and French. The federal government has to play a minimal role in sponsoring and funding the community’s education systems. The education in the country is compulsory up to secondary schooling. All the communities follow the same stages of education including basic, preschool, primary, secondary, higher, university and vocational levels. The UN’s education index ranked country 18th in the world. 
    • GDP per Capita: $38,826 
  19. Czech Republic

    • The education is free and has compulsion up to the age of 15. The education system mainly has five divisions including pre-school, elementary, high school, colleges, and universities.  
    • GDP per Capita: $28,086 
  20. Switzerland

    • The education is purely a matter taken by the cantons. The primary education is obligatory for the children in the Swiss state. 10 of the total universities in the confederation are owned and run by the cantons while the remaining two are under federal jurisdiction managed and controlled by State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation. Basel is well-known for hosting the centuries-old university of Swiss confederation founded in 1460 and well-known for the medicine and chemical research. The Switzerland has the second highest rank after Australia for enrolment of foreign students in tertiary education. The country owns a relative higher numbers of Nobel Laureates. The country is ranked 25th in science, 8th in math and 15th in overall positions. The Global Competitiveness Report released by World Economic Forum ranked country no#1.  
    • GDP per Capita: 47,863 (8th highest in the world) 


  1.     Finland
  2.     South Korea
  3.     Hong Kong
  4.     Japan
  5.     Singapore
  6.     UK
  7.     Netherlands
  8.     New Zealand
  9.     Switzerland
  10.     Canada
  11.     Ireland
  12.     Denmark
  13.     Australia
  14.     Poland
  15.     Germany
  16.     Belgium
  17.     USA
  18.     Hungary
  19.     Slovakia
  20.     Russia

Achieving Educational Success

The report has compared the best and worst educational systems and has found what seem to be the strongest factors in determining the success of the education system and interestingly money spent is not all that important!

All of the best educated countries have education of one of the most culturally important parts of life. In other words, education is prized and parents, teachers and even students care about the results.

Traits Of Educational Success

Teaching is held in high regard as a career and brings elevated social status, even if not necessarily being a well-paid career choice.

A good education is also prized socially and even children want to do well so that they can be considered to be well educated.

But before you move to Asia seeking a better education for your family, you may be interested to hear how Finland do things. Oh and if you were wondering, Finland scored 4th position in terms of English speaking ability in 2012, so if you want to teach English abroad, there may be some valuable career options there too.

  • School starts at 7 years
  • No homework for young children
  • No exams until you turn 13
  • All classes are mixed ability
  • Max 16 students in science class
  • Lots of break time every day
  • Teacher training to masters level
  • Teacher training is paid for by government

Other interesting studies: index ranking / (Picture: Engineering at Cambridge - Students at computer credit Contrapositive)

Help Improve Your Country’s Education System

Please help us improve the international education system by sending us your input about what is needed to improve the education system in your country using the form below. Together when can work for a better education system worldwide. 

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Reader´s suggestions to Improve the education system worldwide

Name: Antonio Garcia
Country: USA

How to improve the education system:

If you know, teach. Fidel Castro

Not everyone who knows is encouraged to teach. Every person can teach. Parents often do not have the time to teach their kids because they seem to be consumed with work to pay off their debt. But who says it needs to be parents or teachers the only ones teaching? Kids teaching kids, young people or adults teaching kids. The best way to learn is by teaching.

Name: James Chuaycham
Country: USA

How to improve the education system: Here are what I think we need to do in order to make schools fun, interesting, practical, valuable, and practical. 

  1. Reduce number of tests, lectures, and give more group real world projects that students can learn and use in real life. 
  2. Eliminate unnecessary and time waster classes like 1980 history classes, advanced or theorical math classes etc. 
  3. Promote freedom in learning, creativity, customization, problem solving, discussions, inventions, business startup, economy, DIY projects, self sufficient, project choices, using tools, out-of-the-box, real world work shops, company apprentice..basically more hands-on.
  4. Respond to current local and national needs and issues such as income inequality, environment, unemployment, conflict resolution, organic food/farming/access, nutrition, ethics, personal development based passion/skills/interests, personal finance/economy, investing, cooking, social issues and possible solutions etc.
  5. Reduce number of college years and unnecessary classes, reduce/eliminate tuition fee, books, material..increase access online, post instructional videos, affective learning measurement, reduce or eliminate study days and extra tutoring needs/requirements, support study and family balance etc.

Name: Victor SL Tan
Country: Malaysia

How to improve the education system: There is a need for strategic education reform.
Teachers should move from teaching to educating students. Schools and universities should strike a healthy balance between theories and practicality of the real world in living, work and play. They should develop the intellectual as well as social, psychological and emotional and physical well-being of students.

In essence they should make learning:

  • Fun and entertaining
  • Relevant and real
  • Practical and useful
  • Inspiring and life changing
  • Impactful and memorable
  • Significant and meaningful

The mindset change must begin right from the very top of policy and decision makers down to administrators, teachers and all educators. They should be more strategic in their perspective and thinking in undertaking to implement strategic reforms in education. The ultimate outcome is to produce more holistic and complete individuals who are not only competent, confident, commited but also possess good and sound moral values and principles who can contribute to change families, communities, companies, nations and the wolrd for the better.

Name: Livia Samarxhiu
Country: Albania

How to improve the education system: By minimizing corruption, by adapting the universities supply with the market demand for labour and professionals, better skills learned at schools, ect

Name: Dee Miller
Country: USA

How to improve the education system: Return control of the classroom to the teacher as it once was. Get the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT out of Education and return it to the states. Stop spending money on students who will not or cannot do the work. Don't be afraid to FAIL a student, it use to work. Do not allow disruptive students to remain in the system. Get rid of sports!

Name: Veronica Cummings
Country: USA

How to improve the education system: Education starts in the home and sadly households in turmoil due to unemployment, addiction, crime takes its toll on children. Social problems need to be solved so the children can have a home life that is full of nurturing, reading, family activities, etc. when Monday morning comes the child attends school regularly, well fed and well read; with a receptive mind ready and willing to learn. Accountability from the family, child and teacher as well as the community. If South Korea and Japan are number 1 and 2 in education; then let's form a partnership and learn from their success.

Name: Fatme Kammoun
Country: Lebanon

How to improve the education system:

  1. Respect teachers and give them the raise they have been waiting for for 4 years now.
  2. Professional development for teachers and guidance for parents on how to raise children who are thinkers and problem solvers and not passive learners.
  3. Provide a proper budget for public schools.

Name: Ronald Lackey
Country: USA

How to improve the education system: Being a teacher in the US means being overworked, underpaid, undertrained, and undervalued. The first step in the right direction based on other countries is the government programs that pay to train teachers. That seems more like an investment in educators, which is the right direction to go. Here in America, students pay thousands in student loans to go to school in order to become educators. We lose many many teachers in the first five years due to financial distress, feeling overwhelmed, and feeling unprepared. 
I hope America can learn to emulate other countries. The federal government can play a role in paying to better train teachers. People won't complain about tax dollars being used to ensure better educators for their children. The state and local governments can have more power over curriculum while the federal government funds the training, which would alleviate the financial burden teachers face in dealing with debt while having an income that's 10% of the income athletes make.

Name: Luay Zayed
Country: Palestine

How to improve the education system: Limit number of people in one class, teachers should be fully qualified to teach their specialism, curriculum should include educational 'trips' showing practical implementation of class ideas, extra support classes should be available in same school for weaker students in core subjects, currently too much focus on exams and memorisation, also too much pressure in final year.

Name: Eleje Emmanuel
Country: Nigeria

How to improve the education system: the world says "education is the key to sustainable development " . But while will the world stand, and watch third world country leave and perform below global educational rating. i am a Nigerian, i want a change for my country educational system. what the government need to do, is to invest more on teachers training and mental development, so that their output will affect the life of student and the communities at large.

Name: callistus mathew
Country: India

How to improve the education system: The system can be improved without a great chaos. Countries need to review the missing gaps which hinder their success of being at par with educational standards of the top countries. In INDIA despite good school grades people are unemployed as well don't find high positions due to the lack of technical expertise and broad research oriented education. And the government must ensure that education is provided for every citizen of the country. Not measured by wealth or power but by the trait. Practical and theoretical knowledge must be applied in an organized manner to bring forth fruitful results.

Name: Nicole Perez
Country: United States

How to improve the education system: Even though we're up there on education, the extensive exams and testing on students, along with never ending homework, needs to be stopped. Our days are crunched so our hours aren't as "long" but it makes students get half-a**ed, force fed, education. Also, college tuition costs needs to drop.

Name: Kishore S
Country: India

How to improve the education system: We can improve the education system by making students clearly understand why they are studying. Teachers should change the attitude of students who are studying for their selfish purpose but not to serve the society Moral science should have a prominent role in education more than theory, practical thinking must and should be developed and students should be taught about the application of what they are learning in books
Sex education is also one of the prominent things which should be considered

Name: Hariharasugan P
Country: India

How to improve the education system: 

  • Destroy the ranking system
  • Give the scholarship on the basis of performance in school, not caste 
  • Change the syllabus to international standard
  • Give a single education to the whole India

Name: Sonal Grover
Country: India

How to improve the education system: In my country we have different kinds of level in education system (Best, Moderate and In the need of Improvement), to which I doubt if the best level is still the best. I know to know some specific things which the schools in south korea and japan are facilitating which makes them outrageous than the others.

Name: Eva isaak
Country: Mexico

How to improve the education system: Kids need to love literature, teaches need to be well educated and government need to invest in education

Name: Mikka Navarro
Country: Philippines

How to improve the education system: Give the teachers the salary they deserve for them to be able to teach better. Do not use the funds for corruption and actually use it to better the public schools

Name: Mohammed Munzoor
Country: Pakistan

How to improve the education system: 
1) School age at 7 years.
2) Number of students in a class, 25.
3) Up to class 4, no written test or exam.
4) Students to be given chances on daily basis of discussion on general topics.
5) Question answer method in the class.
6) Exam options, written or oral.
7) Homework be assigned to 5th class and onward.
8) Parents need to help their children do their homework.
9) Teachers to be given high social status and good salaries
10) Check and balance to be effective.

Name: Dhan Laxmi G
Country: India

How to improve the education system: What I personally feel is if the education system wants to improve it will not happen in a day or by a single persons effort. I think from each country an intellectual person should be selected not these politicians for whom it is just a money making thing. Under that person from the country again from each state or city and educationist should be elected or selected so that he should be the one with whom's signatory one would be eligible for teaching. this is one part second is the head of the countries should sit and make the education system global every where the curriculum the method and best and useful things should be taught in simple and easy manner to make it more effective. the norms for entering the school the age all the criteria should be globally same getting confused with so many boards in India. it becomes difficult for parents to choose the best they follow the brands these all should be stopped. education is very important part of life it should not be taken lightly. people should take initiative to build quality education. education is not be for degree it should be for knowledge it should create sensible people and so many things which I feel everyone knows but everyone is helpless. Please help us in this regard. Different board of education system should be shutdown first. same curriculum and one central board should be there if exam are conducted.

Name: Momodu Alie Jalloh Timbo
Country: Sierra Leone

How to improve the education system: The standard of education in my country is very poor,we need help especially materials in certain subject areas and also we need proffesional from different countries to help us in this struggle and to make the education easy for us because things are not easy,many student who has grandated fine it difficult to seek for job,job is not much in the country,our brothers and sisters are suffering,the government sometimes does not pay the teachers to time and even sometimes they do not pay them for a month.So please for GOD sake help us with this problem.My name is Momodu Alie Jalloh Timbo am living at the capital. I have one year left to set to enter university.So please help us in this oureducation system in my country. I hope this my request will be granted. THANK YOU!!!

Name: Shohini Roy
Country: India

How to improve the education system: I live in India.We have very few courses to choose from and grading system is very tough. The professional courses are very difficult with very low pass rates. I am studying the Chartered Accountancy course which is very difficult to clear. So I think improving these conditions would motivate people towards education.

Name: Tasnima Matin
Country: Bangladesh

How to improve the education system: The structure of the school needs to be very appropriate in terms of having a proper building, school play ground and enough resources in school to have extracurricular activities. Good master trainer needs to be selected for teachers’ training that carries a practical knowledge of current country context. A tracking method needs to be in place to identify the least and good performers in class aligned with this appropriate learning materials needs to be prepared for those students.

Name: Niharika Lahora
Country: India

How to improve the education system: The main problem is the mindset of people . In my country the highest regard is given to marks and not learning .even the parents prefer the chill who scored more marks .there is a rat race for nursery admissions as soon as the child turns 3.there are exams from beginning and that are just memory based.the syllabus is sky rocketing high and there is no freedom to choose the subjects and in 11 standard (12 is the last for schooling)you have to select a stream (science,commerce or arts ) which is based on that years exam and which means that a commerce student can't learn any science or arts subject and vice versa. There is such tough syllabus and we have only one 20 min lunch break and no break in classes , the classes have 40-50 students in private schools and 80-100 students in public schools per class .the biggest problem is the exam pattern which is based entirely on rote learning and not actual understanding of the topic .the college admissions are so tough and the no. Of colleges very low and especially for science students (I am one myself) .here every student wants to be an engineer or doctor and there is rat race in every aspect of life and if by chance anyone wants to study abroad then it is called brain drain which is now becoming a bigger "problem" for India . The govt should train teachers and help the students to grow and learn not memorize.

Name: ragini rathanum
Country: south africa

How to improve the education system: We need all the help we can get from the world , education should be free as we live in a greedy, uneducated and poverty stricken country . Please help . We cannot afford the government school fees , extras are books , sports , arts , music is a privledge that can be afforded by the rich . 

Teachers are racist , , bare education , and do not share education honestly , just barely and basic.

Name: kavya soman
Country: India

How to improve the education system: i'm a 16 year old girl and i think a real education system should teach students how to face life and not how to face exam papers. The lessons that we learn the pedagogy should be fundamental. I wish the education system could be like this 

  1. 1. It should not judge a child on the basis of marks. 
  2. 2. It should provide a free thinking space for the child to flaunt their ideas and thoughts. 
  3. 3. parents should help their child by leading their dreams and not destroying them ( whatever the child's dream is * {good and positive dream*} ) 
  4. 4.the number of exams should be reduced, because this results in more burnt teachers , more stressed students and more frustrated parents. 
  5. 5. The society should be broad minded and should encourage the skill of creativity in every child. 
  6. 6. last but not the least the child should learn to be true to themselves and to the society, they should know the value of love, friendship, kindness, caring and etc. 

if we could bring them one by one slowly into the education system i am sure that we will be stepping into a peaceful ,lovable and caring environment. Well these are my thoughts about improving our education system. Hope all the suggestions will make a mighty change :)

Name: Rutebemberwa Derrick
Country: Uganda

How to improve the education system: The govt needs to enhance its support by taking the initiative to educate teachers.
Provide free education for first learners(absolute free education at primary level)
Look into the plight of teachers and increase their remunerations.

Name: vignesh ravi
Country: india

How to improve the education system: In India, each states were separated by education system due to different types of official languages. states are not getting same education.

Name: Kevin Leo
Country: Indonesia

How to improve the education system: How to improve the education system :
Let students know that they have great potentials in every of them and every one has different abilities. The purpose of school is not to transfer knowledges, but to create people. The people that will determine the future and morality is everything.

Name: Kirshan Kumar Patel Patel
Country: Pakistan

How to improve the education system: Need of simple method to teach a new comer, Need of parenting education in rural areas of under developing countries and Need of transformation of active attitude of parents and teachers in rural areas of under developing countries...

Country: India

How to improve the education system: Indian education is more theoretical based and students are judged purely on their score basis. All the emphasis is put on scoring whether one is just a bookworm by learning word to word from textbooks without understanding. We need to be more broadminded by analysing students by their other achievements and talents that one may have other than just reading and writing especially for ADHD children who have brilliant I Q but terrible writing issues. Still they are given admission only based on writing entrance tests which is unfair to their talent otherwise. Thank you.

Name: Rachel Mathias
Country: Tanzania

How to improve the education system: To ensure the availability of resources in shools

Name: Ozlem Ust
Country: Turkey

How to improve the education system: in Turkey goverment schools are so crowded, private scholls are not as good as they request high amounth of money.also teachers are not welll educated .and the biggest problem is gpverment changes the educatıonal systm as their approach every year as I can not follow...

Name: Thadee Twagirimana
Country: Rwanda

How to improve the education system: to improve the education system it requires first the motivationof the teachers, I mean their salary, increasing their didactic materials such as books, laboratories for sciences, upgrading their societal values, I am saying this because some countries they do valuate teachers as the other governmental workers. The second is to givean equal opportunity the citezens to attempt schools. Lastly, to open the international scholarships in the easy ways so that it helps the citezens to access educational processes that it brings the quality of education.

Name: Mazen Bsat
Country: Work in Saudi Arabia / Lebanese citizen

How to improve the education system: Cooperative learning / student-centered

Name: Miriam Bligh
Country: England

How to improve the education system: Years 4,5 and 6 can be taught in one year, years 7,8 and 9 in one year - leaving 4 years- 2 years of physical training and then volunteering/national service and 2 years to consolidatie knowledge and have life skill classes about politics, culture, finance, global issues, mental health etc before advancing to gcse and a level. Get rid of gcse and make a level compulsory.

Name: Philip Devlin
Country: Ireland

How to improve the education system: The article is a bit incorrect regarding third level education, Third level education is not free for all Irish citizens. Students are means tested and based on their income, if it above a certain amount they have to pay that is called the student contribution charge of €3000. Improving the Irish system I would look to the Finnish one, they mix classes with different abilities, in Ireland you are placed in a class based on your ability. Maybe if they where mixed it might improve.

Name: Ubong Enoch
Country: Nigeria

How to improve the education system: Revoke all the "fake graduate" we have. Reevaluate the core Subjects taught.Make sure these new template of education is introduced and followed through

Name: moira rauch
Country: United States

How to improve the education system: Class size no bigger than 16
Teachers need a bachelor in the subject and a bachelor in education.The masters has to be in the subject to teach.
Certification renewal every year.
Schools should be managed by managers not teachers.
Curriculum should be combination of online and school,adjusted to the students needs.
Parents sjould be given clear input and study projection of the student

Name: Yogendra kadayat
Country: Nepal

How to improve the education system: Education system of Nepal is still in miserable condition. There are still millions who dream of school but due to political instability and poor infrastructure they cannot . Due to geographical structure many places of Nepal don't have even primary schools. literacy rate have increased in Nepal in past year but education system is not satisfactory. Nepal government should focus more on education system for development of nation. Now Nepal facing fuel shortage due to long border blockage by India which is forcing educational institute to shut down . The major problem of Nepal's education system is political instability.

Name: Alexandra Jiménez
Country: Panamá

How to improve the education system: The education system's often more inclinated for science classes and underestimates the other types of inteligence, it's really easy for a kid to feel stupid or useless.
The maths, the sciences are not the strenght of everybody.
We need to teach that all kinds of inteligences are important.
Also, that the teachers arent so appreciated makes people don't want to study to become teachers, therefore, they accept people that isnt prepared for teaching, if they are theorically, they are not emotionally, and they ruin the learning experience for most of students, that happens a lot in private schools, so its probably that in public schools happens more often, also the teachers go on strikes because the government dont recognize them well enough.
Students need to feel the love for learning and to feel that they are capable of everything.

Name: Mohan Adhikari
Country: Nepal

How to improve the education system: I m originally from Nepal and I came to Finland to complete my undergraduate programme in IT. The education system in Nepal is very very traditional, student feel a lot of stress while reading, education in Finland is fun and the same thing should be implemented in Nepal as well. Despite of being burden to students it should be more fun way to learn.

Name: Neerajkumar Chaudhary
Country: Nepal

How to improve the education system: there is no change in education .It is same as begining still we study with same traditional things ,Its not exciting we and other student feel bore. And one fact is that both KG n Msc student with same way n my question is is it KG and Msc student are of same grade? Plz do something for us, for nepali student and for those all student of the world who have these condition

Name: Moises Odlos
Country: Philippines 

How to improve the education system: To improve the education system of our country is let the government officials do really their own part and don't do some kind of corruption. Let the government also give their help in education and help everyone by providing high technology to every learners. Students as well as the teachers should be more diligent, moreover they should work mutually for the benefit of each other.

Name: Paula Sofia
Country: Colombia 

How to improve the education system: Colombia's education system has struggled from the very beginning; the government and other entities steal money destined for education. Many children do not have access to education due to the armed conflict in certain areas of the country. Alternative education like the Montessori method of education cannot be fully applied in Montessori schools since the education system is to narrow and does not allow alternative education to fully develop. I believe that the government should invest more money in education and should make a drastic change on their education system since the current laws and regulations on education are not effective. Countries like Finland have the best education in the world and their systems are very flexible. I dream of a world where all children have access to quality education so we can eradicate ignorance, conflict, poverty, and many other things, and can live in a world where children are educated for peace and equality, not for competition and war.

Name: Jose Manuel Vilomar
Country: Dominican Republic

How to improve the education system: We have a lot of whole on out education system, that frankly, there are a lot areas to improve, but, basically, we need to start depoliticizing the education. Updating the curriculum to be more in consonance with the new ages. And making the education more student centered than teacher centered.

Name: Lorraine Galea
Country: Malta

How to improve the education system: In my country there is enormous emphasis on exams, creating huge stress on students. Most exams do not reflect student knowledge as they are mainly written and done in one or two hours. (not based on assignments given throughout the year). It seems they measure memory rather than skill and knowledge.

Literacy rate is decreasing despite more help is being given to younger students. 

At university, little opportunity is given to criticise theories. Some think that if you do, points will be deducted and if u criticise local work, pay back will arrive since Malta is such a small country.
Finally and most importantly, teachers are not respected as much as desired, and this is well reflected in the paychecks, barely above the minimum wage. 

Name: Ebenezer Arthur
Country: Ghana 

How to improve the education system: the system in Ghana should be more practical and job oriented
syllabus should be reviewed to get rid of old and obsolute content 

Name: Shah Ahmed
Country: Bangladesh

How to improve the education system: I feel that Bangladeshi government need to take that step in prioritising Education and Health care system as the most important agenda. First for most is to ensure that to keeping the basic as simple as possible for children to understand and not make it complicated. This deters many children from concentrating and and prone to failure. Especially those children who come from poor background and lack of education and resources. Parenting is also crucial and government need to provide all the support to parents, providing them all the resources to raise their children. It's important that government builds a better infrastructure and safe working environment. In my opinion children are the future of the country and countries like Bangladesh have been facing problems like child labour. It is really important that these problems get eradicated and provide financial allowance for education and resources where children can not only apply theoretical knowledge, but also conduct practical work. Children shouldn't be limited to notes or books and resources which to help them to excel in learning and understanding and it will improve their aptitude. It will surely make a significant impact.

Name: Harshvardhan Saraf
Country: India

How to improve the education system: The government sector is responsible to provide good quality education free of cost to all children upto the age of 14. However, the state of government run educational institutions are a big mess. Inadequate infrastructure coupled with high teacher absenteeism, education is a mere formality. If we can bring in some form of competition, it would automatically reduce inefficiencies in the system. How that would work is - the government would give each child a voucher with a sum of money. This would be the total spending of the government divided by the total number of students i.e. there spending on each child. Using that voucher, the child can choose to attend any school be it private or public. This way they would pick the better private schools. With more and more children able to afford private school because of these vouchers, the private schools will increase in demand. Without increasing an incidence of cost on the government, the quality of education can be increased.

Name: Monidipa Misra
Country: India 

How to improve the education system: I have few suggestions:

1) Teachers need to be competent enough through training in terms of creativity, exploration and continuous enhancement of their knowledge.
2) They need to be able to connect with each child in their class.
3) They need to be assessed on the basis of their performance in respective classes for their promotion and increment.
4) Students- teachers ratio should be reasonable for purpose of learning.
5) Teachers should be punished for doing illegitimate favour in any form to a student.
6) Higher education should ban the privilege on the basis of caste, creed, religion etc. It should be truly on the basis of merit.
7) Educational institution should be exempted from politics, and political interferance.
8) Syllabus needs to be filtered in terms of historically unnecessary, irrelevant topics to lesson the burden and value the necessary part, keeping in mind the modern requirements.
9) 10 min. gap between two classes,
10) More investment on education sector by Govt. to have sound and modren infrastruture.

Name: Vinay Srivastava
Country: India

How to improve the education system: 1. Wish to run teachers training programs which should be mandatory for each school teachers.
2. Enhance infrastructures of schools (sub urban and villages), including library, labs, rest rooms play grounds etc.
3. Educate parents for maximum enrollment of children
4. Same syllabus for govt and private schools
5. Stringent teachers selection process, their assessments, monitoring and award or punishment.
5. Website for each & every school with biomatrix attendance system for all school staff.

Name: Shuchita sharma
Country: India

How to improve the education system: In my opinion the most important step in improving the education system is by keeping the basics simple and not making concepts difficult for a child to understand. We can achieve this by teaching them in the simplest yet effective way possible. Since in a country like India where we are still facing issues like child labour, it is very important to teach all. Not just children but the parents as well. We need to know the importance of education in order to improve education. Good infrastructure and sanitation are also very important. Students should be able to apply the knowledge they get from school. It should not be limited to their books and notebooks only instead they should use there knowledge on a practical basis as well. Most importantly students should be made to realise that scores are not as important as the process of learning itself. That scores comes naturally to those who are eager to learn something new each day they come to school. At the end of the day it is always about how much you learn and what difference you make with that learning.

Name: Ibrahim Muadh
Country: Nigeria

How to improve the education system: How to improve the education system: Nigeria level of education is absolutely poor,it need an international aid to move it forward and due to the level of corruption it totally a dark hell.

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