Oil and education don’t mix, OECD finds

13.03.2012                      19.Adar. 5772

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Oil and education don’t mix, OECD finds

School performance lags in countries rich in natural resources.

The oil-rich countries of the Gulf are investing heavily in education to diversify their economies and build a workforce capable of competing in knowledge-intensive industries.
But a paper by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) released on Monday has some bad news for them. Students in resource-rich economies nearly always underperform compared with their peers in countries where people have to study and work hard for a living….