Ireland’s results in the latest OECD PISA Report show encouraging signs of improvements within the education system, according to the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland.
A spokesperson for the American Chamber stated “This is a key international benchmark on the output of national education systems and the fact that Ireland has improved across its three key metrics is to be welcomed.
“There has been a widespread recognition of the need to evolve the general skills base and in particular to improve uptake in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. It is encouraging that Ireland has improved to ranking 13th and 9th in Maths and Science respectively. Furthermore the improvements in general literacy to amongst the highest in the OECD is a strong endorsement of the calibre of Irish students.
“One of the key attributes that has continued to attract strong levels of FDI into Ireland in recent years is our young and well educated population. It is now important that Government continue to build upon these successes and consistently review what is required of the Education system to support the needs of industry now and into the future.”