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Bulgarian pupils bottom of EU league in maths, reading and science

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Fifty-four per cent of Bulgarian pupils are below the critical minimum in mathematics, 53 per cent lack basic reading skills and 48 per cent are seriously deficient in science. These are the results of the PISA 2022 survey of 15-year-olds in 80 countries. Bulgaria ranked at the bottom of the European Union.

Neda Kristanova, director of the Centre for Assessment in School and Pre-School Education, said that "the influence of socio-economic environment and status is stronger than the average of the countries, which shows that there is still room for improvement in our education system in terms of equal access to quality education for all students".

The most important thing is that knowledge is used in life and that parents' involvement in education and reading plays a key role in students' performance," said Education Minister Galin Tsokov.

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