Helen Ward

By the numbers: Giving pupils the competitive edge

The UK is far from winning the race when it comes to how well its education system contributes to the country’s economic competitiveness, a new report shows

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The UK’s education system is ranked 20th for how well it contributes to the country’s economic competitiveness, according to a new report by the World Economic Forum.

The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-17 ranks Singapore as having the top education system, followed by Finland and the Netherlands.

The report aims to calculate the competitiveness of 138 countries by looking at a range of factors, including their education systems.

'Inadequately educated' workforce

Overall, the report puts the UK as the 7th most competitive country in the world, up from 10th last year. But it warns that UK ...

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