To affect change in the world, “education is the most potent weapon you can wield.” He was an inspiration to all of us.
There is a direct association between a nation’s educational system and its overall economic and social well-being, although education levels vary greatly from country to country.
In general, inhabitants of emerging countries get a better education than those of least developed countries, while citizens of fully developed countries have the highest level of educational attainment. Education is a significant factor in a country’s general well-being.
According to the Global Partnership for Education, a human right, education is essential to the growth of the mind, society, and economy. Gender equality, peace, and improved life and job prospects are all bolstered by a solid education.
In conjunction with US News & World Report, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the BAV Group, in conjunction with U.S. News & World Report, dedicate a whole portion of their annual Best Countries Report to education.
These nations are then placed in a ranking order based on polls conducted amongst thousands of individuals in 78 countries.
When it comes to public education, respondents are asked if they would consider going to university there and whether or not the school system there delivers high-quality instruction. Following are the top ten nations in the world in terms of educational attainment as of 2021:
Countries with the Best Educational Systems – 2021 Best Countries Report*
- The United States
- The United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
Below, you will find the entire list of nations rated by their educational systems.
U.S. kids routinely score worse in math and science than their counterparts in other nations, despite having the best-surveyed education system. As of 2018, the United States rated 38th in math and 24th for science, according to a Business Insider study.
According to worldwide comparisons, the United States has seen its education ranks slip over the last three decades because government expenditure on education has not kept pace with inflation.
Other studies utilize various methodologies or focus on other criteria, leading to different conclusions.
While the “Best Countries” research is reputable, There are eleven stages of education measured by the Global Citizens for Human Rights’ yearly study: early-childhood enrolment rates through adult literacy. Its final 2020 rankings are somewhat different, with the following changes:
2020: The World’s Best Countries for Education Human Rights Defenders Across the Globe
- South Korea
Education Rates of Children Around the World
Most results and rankings on education globally are based on adult literacy rates and educational attainment levels. However, there are a few studies that focus on present students and their ability in a variety of topics.
An international study of schooling including 470,000 fifteen-year-olds was one of the most well-reviewed. Math, science, and reading examinations were given to each student in the same format as the SAT or ACT exams (standardized tests used for college admissions in the U.S.)
Each country’s average score in each of the three topics was calculated based on these exam results. This survey gave the highest marks to China, followed by Korea and Finland and Hong Kong and Singapore and Canada and New Zealand, and Japan.
In contrast, numerous countries have educational systems that are regarded as subpar. Internal disagreement, economic difficulties, or underfunded initiatives may be to blame.
UNESCO’s Education for All Global Monitoring Report identifies the following nations as having the poorest educational systems in the world.
People who live in countries with the worst education systems (and their estimated adult literacy rates):
- Niger (28.7%)
- Burkina Faso (28.7%)
- Mali (31.1%)
- Central African Republic (56%)
- Ethiopia (39%)
- Eritrea (67.8%)
- Guinea (41%)
- Pakistan (54.9%)
- Gambia (50%)
- Angola (70%)
|Country||Rank (2021)||Rank (2020)||2022 Population|
|United Arab Emirates||27||28||10081.7850|