Turkey has been very successful at educating more children, said a senior official for international assessment exams at the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Thursday. 

“When you look at the year 2003, it’s only a small proportion of Turkish students, the minority were enrolled in secondary schools, today it’s 73%,” Andreas Schleicher, the OECD’s education director, told a conference on education in the Turkish capital Ankara.

“So Turkey has shown the world you can educate more children,” he added, calling this a “very important message for many countries.”

Schleicher added that only a few countries are

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