Many nations stumble in 2020 to advance education towards their 2030 Educational Goals.
NJ MED published its 3rd annual international education rankings to support the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals Initiative, through its World Top 20 Project. That monitors the 195 nations that are members of the United Nation to track their progress in achieving five educational goals by 2030. This year was the most challenging.
This year Denmark became the second nation to be ranked number one by the World Top 20 Project. In the two previous years, Finland was declared the world’s best education system as they raced to the UN’s SDG 4 education goal. To ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
The World Top 20 Project rankings track 5 educational levels. From Early Childhood enrollment rates for students 3 to 5-year-old, Primary Education for students 6 to 11, to Lower-Secondary for students 12 to 14, followed by High School and College Graduation rates. By using its database to set goals for each category for 2030.
Only six nations improve their education rankings in 2020, due to the effect of COVID 19. Belgium, Sweden, Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands, and this year’s top-ranked nation Denmark.
NJ MED’s CEO/Founder, Mr. Albert Mitchell II, said, “No matter what goes on, our thirst for knowledge must never cease. We must keep pace as the world evolves.” “Man continues to chase the unknown. Without our center base and platform education, we disintegrate into history.”
Mr. Mitchell added, “The cure to any mankind problem can be dissolved by knowledge. Countries like Denmark, Finland, and other Scandinavian countries seem to be ready for the challenge. By keeping the doors open for knowledge. Let’s remember 2020, for what it was and look to the future with our children leading the way. Let’s seek a smarter world, a greater world.”
The World Top 20 Project’s education rankings can be found on their website at https://worldtop20.org/education-database
. For more information about the World Top 20 Project and the UN’s SDG 4 mission, please contact Mr. Shomar Moore at NJMED