World Bank: Duration of education does not influence its quality

WB: Duration of education does not influence its quality

Baku. 20 December. REPORT.AZ/ "We held a test among the fourth graders in medium-income communities. We asked them to multiply 28 by 19 and most of the schoolchildren could not find the right answe," World Bank education sector manager Harry Patrinos said.

Report informs that, according to Patrison, a similar test was carried in Azerbaijan, too: "We asked the schoolchildren in Azerbaijan: 'There are 218 passengers and 191 crew members aboard the ship. How many people are their on the ship in total?' And most of the schoolchildren did not know the answer."

According to the WB representative, duration of education does not influence its quality: "Our surveys showed that Singapore is a leader for the level of education. But the average duration of education there is not so high. This is yet another proof that duration of education is not directly related to its quality. Therefore, it is necessary to reach compliance between the duration of education and its quality."

Patrinos noted that the low level of education in a number of countries is associated with the absence of teachers at the lessons. 

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