Coming from a country like Singapore, we’re all more than a little familiar with the importance of a good education. We’re taught since we were young that we need to study hard, do well and get a good job. It’s probably something many of you even tell your children as well!
A non-profit foundation, The World Economic Forum (WEF), has scoped out the most educated countries in the world. According to The Business Insider, this was done as part of their Global Competitiveness Report.
WEF created the index and came up with the list based on several factors such as the enrollment rate for secondary and tertiary education. This is essentially the number of people that attended a university or have the equivalent of a university education.
Additionally, business leaders from each country were asked a series of questions which helped determine the list. One of the questions asked were, ‘In your country, how well does the education system meet the needs of a competitive economy?’.
Countries score between 1 to 7 - 1 being the lowest and the least competitive and 7 being the highest and most competitive.