According to a survey of the Program for International Assesment (PISA) on behalf of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Developement (OECD), Greece is below average compared to other member countries of the Organisation, in terms of efficiency in the educational system.
The new data shows that Greece has fallen to number 42 from 25, in 2009
Since 2000, every three years, OECD assesses the level of 15 year-old students in three areas: Mathematics, Reading-Comprehension and Sciences. PISA can compare the progress over the years by focusing on one area in each year of assessment.
The survey that was published today was held in 2012 and it focused on mathematics like in 2003.
With an average of 500 units, Greece collected 453 units in mathematics, 477 in reading-comprehension, and 467 in sciences.
The most interesting discovery in the 2012 survey, was that Asian countries have far surpassed Western countries.
Shanghai (China) won first place, surpassing the record of 600 units and reaching 613 units in mathematics, 570 in reading-comprehension and 580 in sciences. Next comes Singapore, Hong Kong, Taipei and Korea that fell to 5th place from first place, in 2009.
Finland which came second in 2009, dropped to 12th place. France dropped to 25th place from the 19th place, in 2009.