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North bests south in Italian education, OECD survey says

Top performers from Trento, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto

03 December, 12:19
North bests south in Italian education, OECD survey says (ANSA) - Rome, December 3 - Northern Italian high school pupils from the regions of Trento, Friuli-Venezia Giulia and Veneto were among the world's top math students while southerners ranked among the lowest together with Turks and Romanians, according to an OECD survey released on Tuesday.

Students were tested under the OECD's Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial international survey to evaluate education systems worldwide through the skills and knowledge of 15-year-olds.

Students from Sicily and Campania in the south ranked the lowest in Italy in math skills, close to the 100th position like Romania.

Italy's north-south educational divide also applied to sciences and literature, the PISA report found.

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