Who Ever Said School is Pointless? – Hungary Offers One Of The Highest Returns On Investment in Education Among OECD Countries
Robert Velkey 2017.09.13.
Higher education continues to be well rewarded in Hungary: a recent OECD report has found that Hungary continues to offer one of the highest returns on its investments in education among member states, state secretary for education László Palkovics said on Tuesday.
The report in question was the OECD’s Education at a Glance 2017. According to its findings, Hungary has one of the highest employment rates among adults with higher-education qualification in the fields of natural sciences and IT, Palkovics told a press conference.
At 2.5 percent, Hungary has the lowest unemployment rate in the OECD among young adults with higher education qualifications. Palkovics also noted that employment among 25-34-year-olds with upper secondary or post-secondary non-tertiary education has also improved compared with the OECD average.
Employment among 25-64-year-olds holding teacher degrees falls slightly short of the OECD average at 82 percent, the state secretary said.