North bests south in Italian education, OECD survey says
Top performers from Trento, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Veneto03 December, 12:19
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.