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Why does Finland have such a great education system?

According to World Economic Forum Finland has the best education system in the world. Finland is an innovative country when it comes to education and its innovation yields results. Finland’s ranking dropped to 12 in the most recent PISA ranking, it’s still a lot higher than the US ranking of 36.

The Finnish test, called the National Matriculation Examination, is taken at the end of high school and graded by teachers, not computers. Students in Finland spend relatively little time on homework, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

A 2014 study of 15-year-old around the world by the OECD said that on average, Finnish students spend 2.8 hours a week on homework. This contrasts noticeably from the 6.1 hours American students spend per week. Finns place a lot of value on free time and play. By law, teachers must give students a 15-minute break for every 45 minutes of instruction.

It’s a different story in the US where kids typically get less than half an hour of recess every day. In Finland, not only are bachelor degree programs completely free of tuition fees, so are master and doctoral programs. Tuition is free for any student accepted into a college or graduate program in Finland.

In Finland, teaching is one of the most revered professions with a relatively high barrier to entry. Teachers in Finland are treated like professors at universities, and they teach fewer hours during the day than US teachers, with more time devoted to lesson planning.

In Pakistan the primary enrollment rate is around 70 percent, metric around 25 percent, higher secondary around 15 percent and higher education only 5 percent. One of the great challenges the Pakistani education system is its division and disparity between private and public entities, with the private sector occupying around 30 percent of the over 260,000 educational institutions.

The City School in Pakistan is eagerly looking forward to signing a deal with Finland education. This range from teacher training to an excellent variety of education technology solutions Finland has made revolutionary change in the education system.


The students in Finland are given an option from their real world surroundings of what they wish to study. For example it is media and technology. Pakistan should see that this is also followed in its education system.

One will choose a vocational course and study subjects related to that course in context with the profession. For example, if one wishes to be an engineer the one will study related subjects. Pakistan should carefully examine it and see how far it can be followed.

Technology will be encouraged in this style of studying, face to face, as well as online classes will be held and students can also engage in group discussions. This can be applied in Pakistan as far as possible and it may be less costly.

In the Finland education system the learners are seen as active knowledge builders. Finland has a remarkable educational system. Pakistan can learn from Finland’s rapid growth from agrarian to industrialized economy

Finland has also recently being ranked number one in a list of the world’s most peaceful, competitive and livable countries.

Dr Taipale has stressed upon the importance of translating literature into other languages, saying that “language is the base of our society”. He hoped that Pakistan will soon release a book about their 100 innovations in Finnish. He pointed out that the reason for Finland’s sound educational system is that they facilitate their students by keeping education free and giving university student’s allowances while they are studying.

The Finland education system, as a tourist destination and Nato membership are all examples of the top themes that attracted the attention of the world media in 2016 when it came to Finland.

The findings are based on the annual ‘Finland in the World Media’ survey circulated to Finnish foreign missions. Finland was seen even as a country worth copying. Finland’s media visibility was deemed to have increased either slightly or clearly in 18 countries namely Afghanistan, Argentina, Chile, Croatia, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Peru, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Singapore, Sweden and Tunisia.

On a scale of 1 to 5, Finland’s overall media score in 2016 was 3.88. The equivalent scores for 2015 and 2014 were 3.74 and 3.69, respectively. The role of Finns who have won international recognition and are in the public eye is really great.

Finland is no longer ranked first in the 2016 PISA scores; it is still often mentioned as a model country where education is extremely well organized. Finland gained popularity in the world media in 2016 on themes such as the welfare state, absence of corruption, the overall efficiency of society as well as overall high rankings in a range of areas.

Of the individual themes, the greatest interest was generated by the universal income experiment in the reports. Finland was praised as a bold experimenter and pioneer.

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