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Slovakia excels in education

SLOVAKIA's 25-64 year-olds rank fourth highest in terms of completing secondary education among the member states of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), a survey showed.

The survey, carried out by the OECD, showed that 88 percent of US citizens between 25 and 64 have received secondary education, which puts the country in first place among OECD members.

The OECD has 30 member states and has an active relationship with about 70 other countries around the world.

In Switzerland, 87 percent of people have secondary education, followed by Norway and the Czech Republic, each of which has 86 percent of its population having received secondary education. Slovakia is fourth with 85 percent, followed by Japan with 83 percent.

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