During the last few years, there has been significant progress in education in Peru, wrote Gestión, largely thanks to the reform undertaken by the Ministry of Education (Minedu) that increased the investment in this sector.
ComexPerú, cited by the news website, says that the investment in education in the country has gone from 2.6% of GDP in 2000 to 3.5% in 2016. However, when comparing the latest results with those of the other countries evaluated, Peru ranked 64th in the area of science, with 397 points (out of 708 possible); in Mathematics it ranked 62, with 387 points (out of 669); and in reading it was ranked 63, with 398 points (out of 698).
“According to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Peru, towards 2015, with $20,114 US dollars per student, was among the countries that invested less than $50,000 US dollars in their students from 6 to 15 years old, when greater investment would generate a better level of education, says ComexPerú in an analysis”, wrote Gestión.
ComexPerú’s analysis also indicates that only 33% of the educational materials in Peru and 53% of the infrastructure destined for education are considered adequate. The “average of the OECD (Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económico) countries is 66% and 64%, respectively.”
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