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Fewer Icelanders Complete High School

Fewer Icelanders finish upper secondary school than in most other OECD countries, according to the ‘Education at a Glance’ report published on Tuesday.

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The report found that in 2011, 71 percent of 15 to 29-year-olds had completed upper secondary school or higher in Iceland, below the OECD average of 75 percent, Morgunblaðið reports.

When it comes to tertiary education, 34 percent of 25 to 64-year-olds had completed some form of university education, 2 percentage points above the OECD average of 32 percent.


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