“Judging by the tests conducted by the UN, students in elementary and high schools in Serbia, are able to understand and apply just under 40% of what they have learned,” said the UN representative in Serbia, Françoise Jacob, at the conference “Sustainable Development Goals – A world without hunger, good health and quality education”.
“Serbia has a very high percentage of students graduating elementary and high school, almost 100%, but when we tested students of all ages and their knowledge of mathematics, reading, and science, the achievement rate and quality of learning are at 37, 38, 39%”, she said during a round table discussion organised by the Ministry of Human Rights of Minorities and Social Dialogue.
This means that only 38% of them are able to solve a maths problem. Jacob added that such tests are carried out all over the world to constantly monitor and improve the educational process. Jacob went on to underline the importance of basing policies and strategies on accurate data.
“I see that we are starting to generate a lot of relevant data. Defining policies based on correct data will help us address the quality of goals and development of government actions,” she said and added that there was a need for generations that can manage change and cope with a new environment related to misinformation.
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