A significant proportion of the adults in Lithuania have low levels of problem solving skills using technologies but Lithuanians have higher than average numeracy and literacy skills, according to a new OECD survey.
The number of adults who do not have any computer experience or basic computer skills and demonstrated the lowest level of skills in solving problems using technologies are higher in Lithuania than the OECD average.
However, Lithuanians outperform the average level of mathematical skills and score better than US, Poland, Spain and France, even if Estonians, Danish and Japanese do better.
“In Lithuania, compared to other countries, adults have higher than average counting and literacy rate. Consequently, the quality of education is not so bad. In our country there are many employees whose literacy and counting levels are higher than those required for their work,” said Education and Science Minister Audronė Pitrėnienė
Young adults in Lithuania have a higher literacy level compared to the average of the countries surveyed. Lithuanians’ literacy levels are similar to their contemporaries from Germany and New Zealand, in addition, higher than the average of young Norwegians.
The highest level of skills were shown by people in the 25-34 year age bracket internationallly while in Lithuania people reach the highest level at the age of 22.
The study also showed that in Lithuania the skill level differences associated with age, sex, education and parental education are not as big as in many other countries. Mathematical and literacy levels of Lithuanian men and women are similar.
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