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EU falling short on science education in schools

Commission finds 22 per cent of school pupils have ‘insufficient’ skills in science

Just over 22 per cent of 15-year-olds in the EU are “underachieving” in their science-education attainment, the European Commission has found, with very similar proportions falling short in reading and mathematics.

In all three areas, far more pupils are underachieving than the 15 per cent target, the Commission reported on 12 November, in the latest edition of its annual Education and Training Monitor report.

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