Feb 17, 2018 Last Updated 2:08 PM, Feb 15, 2018

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Latest results reveal Australian students are ill equipped for the real world

classroomeditAusBNAusBN - The PISA test is taken by nearly half a million 15-year-old pupils worldwide, to gauge how well each education system prepares adolescents for later life.

In the recent test, Australia was outperformed by nations such as Finland in reading, maths and science, Vietnam in science and Slovenia in maths.

This news comes just one week after Australian students were found to have slipped below their worldwide counterparts in the 2015 International Mathematics and Science Study (ACER).

Reacting to these concerning results, Education Minister Simon Birmingham admitted he is considering the possibility of importing maths and science teachers.

Birmingham said: “if we do need to get more specialised maths and science teachers into the classroom, that’s a discussion I am very open to having.”

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