Australians the keenest students; what happened to Sri Lankans? :-)


Posted on September 19, 2007  /  3 Comments

MORE people are getting degrees than ever before. From 1995-2005 the graduation rate in rich countries increased by 12%, according to the OECD’s “Education at a Glance” report, published on Tuesday September 18th. Australians are the keenest students, with over 80% of young people entering university in 2005. Australia also had a high graduation rate. Around three-quarters of young people in Nordic countries and Poland attend university, much higher than Germany or Austria. This may be because many degrees in the latter countries drag on for five or six years.

Source: http://www.economist.com/daily/chartgallery/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9823950  

3 Comments


  1. Interesting! But I wonder if this paints an accurate picture. For one, Sri Lanka is limited by the number of students admitted into our universities each year. But still, quite a number manage to get their degrees either through private institutions and by going abroad. Wonder if these numbers were taken into consideration?

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