Education is very important for every country in the world. Every year the Worldwide Educating for the Future Index (WEFFI) brings out the rankings of the countries based on their education. The WEFFI ranking ranks the countries with its well-established education system and for the excellent performance in cultivating future capabilities. The aim of WEFFI is to measure and compare the effectiveness of different education systems in different countries on how the students are preparing for future demands. The goal of WEFFI is to create such an environment where students can develop better.
As per the WEFFI Ranking 2019, the skills that students need to develop include critical thinking, leadership, collaboration, problem-solving, creativity, as well as technical and digital skills. The index score of the countries is based on three dimensions; policy environment, teaching environment, and socio-economic environment. A total of 50 countries has been assessed in 2019 with 81.3% global youth aged from 15 to 24 and 88.3% of the world’s population overall.
According to the WEFFI ranking 2019, countries such as the United States Of America, the United Kingdom, France, and Russia dropped in the ranking from the previous year. While countries like India, China, and Indonesia came up in the WEFFI ranking. India was ranked 40 last year and it gained five-position this year and is at number 35. Last year India’s education system scored 41.2 and this year India scored 53. Now let us check out the top 10 countries with the best education system as per WEFFI ranking.
Japan emphasizes the cultivation of future capabilities so that the students in Japan perform well in science and mathematics. The performance of the schools is monitored through a centrally organized high school aptitude test. The infrastructure is continuously upgrading according to the change in demand. All the schools in Japan will be covered by broadband internet by 2022. You will be surprised to know the school rules in Japan. The students in the schools in Japan are extremely punctual. The government in Japan is very serious about the education of its population. Do you know, there is a Kami-Shirataki station in Japan, where the train arrives for only one girl; so that she does not face any hurdle in the education. Incredible, isn’t it? Japan scores 74.2 and is tenth on the list.
Germany a European country emphasizes the future skills that students need to work on; that includes but not limited to critical thinking, leadership, creativity, and collaboration. Germany scores 74.9.
Australia also focuses and emphasizes more on the teaching of future capabilities. The country is in the eighth position in the list of countries with the best education system as per WEFFI ranking with a score of 77.8.