South Korea Tops the Chart on World Top 20 Education Poll by NJ MED

SK Replaces Japan as the World’s Best Educated Country this Year


Camden, NJ -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/08/2015 -- NJ MED, a US based NGO and a Member of the United Nation's Department of Economic and Social Affairs is pleased to announce South Korea as the World's Best Educated Country as part of the Second Annual World Top 20 Educational Poll. South Korea took over last year's winner Japan by just one point as per the Poll Ranking. The polls are conducted across 200 nations' education systems worldwide. The following aspects are considered in the ranking system: early childhood enrollment rates, proficiency level test scores in math, science and reading for both elementary and middle-school students along with the high school and college graduation rates.

The other countries that have made it to the top 20 are UK, Singapore, Canada, Netherlands, Russia, Germany, Finland, Israel, Denmark, China, Hong Kong, Norway, Ireland, Iceland, Spain, Switzerland, Slovenia and USA. A global ranking system has been developed by NJ MED which will be used to oversee that every child is provided the opportunity to reach their full potential. The ranking system's database will also be used to strengthen the education systems of these nations and to help their governments work with international organizations such as the World Bank, United Nations and FIFA so as to support the local NGOs in their missions to help communities and villages towards economic planning and development.

"With over 60 million children not in school today, we hope the World Top 20 Education Poll's ranking system will encourage more countries to invest in education and assure students can attend schools safely", says Albert Mitchell II, Executive Director, NJ MED. "To do this, we need countries to help gather and share more information, so that we can link them with more support services. We see what is happening around the world in nations like Nigeria and Pakistan, with more transparency, we can stop and prevent these human rights violations, and instead focus on developing social structures that will sustain economic growth for nations", adds Albert.

To know more about the World Top 20 Education Results and to learn more on how to support the poll's mission, visit

The World Top 20, is an Education Poll done at an international level to monitor and rank more than 200 nations' education systems for the development of the students aged between 3 and 25. The mission of the project is to ensure that every child on the planet is given an opportunity to reach his or her full potential with access to quality education and in a safe nurturing environment.

Albert Mitchell II, NJ MED
Address: 2834 Pierce Avenue, Camden, NJ 08105
Phone: 856-541-3626