Canada clinched the number one spot for the most educated country in the world, leaving behind western peers, including the US, according to the latest Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) findings. The OECD study found that over 56 percent of Canadian adults had acquired some type of high school education, playing a pivotal role in the scholastic triumph of the country.
OECD is one of the pioneer organisations working for the promotion of policies that can improve the economic and social well-being of people across the globe. It provides a forum through which governments can understand what variables can stimulate economic, social and environmental changes and accesses as well as predicts future global trends.
The OECD study demonstrated adult education level in different countries in order to access their literacy levels and education performance. This adult education level was defined as the proportion of individuals between the ages of 25 and 64 who have completed their education either in the form of a two-year degree, four-year degree or vocational training programme.
The OECD study found Canada as the most educated country in the world, while the USA was ranked number sixth on the list. Japan stood tall and secured the second spot, while Israel, Korea, and the United Kingdom secured third, fourth and fifth spots, respectively. Australia also succeeded in making a mark in the top 10 list, securing the seventh spot. Other countries in the list included Finland (eight position) Norway (ninth position) and Luxembourg (10th position).
According to the findings of OECD, almost 45.7 percent of American adults between the ages of 25 and 64 have completed some kind of tertiary or vocational training. According to the findings of the US Census, almost 33 percent of American adults attained a bachelor’s degree or more. Moreover, the findings revealed almost 49.90 percent adults in Israel were educated, while 46.86 percent adults in Korea attained education.