Must-Know Finland Education Statistics [Current Data]

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"Finland ranks 1st worldwide in the 2020 Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI)."

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"Finland spends approximately 5.1% of GDP on education."

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"In 2018, Finnish students scored an average of 523 points in reading performance, exceeding the OECD average of 487 points."

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"Finnish students scored an average of 515 points in mathematics in the PISA 2018 assessment, above the OECD average of 489 points."

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"Finland offers one year of free pre-primary education to all children aged 6 years old."

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"The literacy rate for adults (aged 15+) in Finland is 99.2%."

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"Comprehensive schools have no tuition fees, and all students receive daily free school meals in Finland."

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"In Finland, around 95% of pre-primary school costs are publicly funded."

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"Approximately 94% of Finland’s vocational education and training (VET) students are in work-based apprenticeships."

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"Finland has a class size average of 19 students, lower than the OECD average of 23 students."

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"In 2018, 56.9% of Finnish adults aged 25 to 34 years old held a tertiary education degree."

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"In 2019, Finland ranked 1st in the world in the Save the Children’s “End of Childhood Ranking.”"

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"Finland ranked 4th in the OECD for the gender difference in reading, with girls performing better than boys."

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