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Prime Minister Jüri Ratas on the results of PISA 2018

3. December 2019 - 14:10

Prime Minister Jüri Ratas:

“The PISA results once again confirm that the knowledge of our young people, as well as their ability to use that knowledge, is the best in Europe and among the absolute best in the world.

This is a joint achievement of Estonian teachers, parents, and children. It is a monument to the work done by our kindergarten and school teachers, our educators, support professionals, and everyone else who work hard every day to ensure that our youth would have access to world-class education for a successful future. Thank you!

The Estonian school system is rare in the world. Our basic schools provide a uniformly good education. Compared to other countries, we have more young people who are doing well despite coming from families of lower socio-economic status. At the same time, among European countries, we have the lowest percentage of students who did not pass the test well. In addition, the proportion of those whose performance was at the top level has increased.

On a global scale, Estonian education is high-quality, inclusive, exemplary, and has high equity. To keep it that way and even improve it, we must make the right and responsible choices also in the future.”