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HR & EDUCATION | Staff Reporter, Hong Kong

Hong Kong ranks 5th in digital literacy

Socio-economic status of Hong Kong students is said to have less effect on their performance as compared with other countries.

A report said, “The Programme for International Student Assessment 2009 is a three-year international study held by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation & Development. It assesses the scientific, reading and mathematical literacy of 15-year-olds, collecting data on factors explaining differences in performance, and evaluating the effectiveness of the education system in the participating countries and regions.”

The report noted that compared to the top three countries (Korea, New Zealand, Australia), Hong Kong has fewer high achievers.

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