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  • 31.10.2017

    Statistics of the month: Accessibility to student welfare services has improved

    According to data collected by the Finnish National Agency for Education and the National Institute for Health and Welfare (THL), accessibility to student welfare services has improved in recent years. Data on the development of student welfare services in basic and upper secondary education in Finland has been gathered since 2007.

  • 28.9.2017

    Statistics of the month: In Finland students graduating from upper secondary vocational education are older compared to other OECD countries

    The age of students completing vocational secondary education varies a lot among the OECD countries. In Finland the proportion of those who graduate at a more mature age is remarkably high. While the average age of graduation is 22 years in OECD countries, in Finland the studies are completed at the age of 28. For example, in Israel and Korea all graduates are under 20. In general, at the upper secondary level there is much greater variation in vocational programmes than in general education as far as the age of graduates is concerned.

  • 14.9.2017

    Teachers are not getting any younger in Finland

    Over 40 per cent of Finnish teaches are over 50 years of age. The biggest share of teacher over 50 can be found in vocational and liberal adult education, where they account for 56 per cent of the teachers. In basic education their share is less than 40 per cent. The proportion is slightly higher in general upper secondary education, 44 per cent.

  • 24.8.2017

    Teaching continues to be an attractive profession

    The number of applicants to teacher education continues to be very high. In the last ten years it has become increasingly difficult to gain access particularly to primary teacher education programmes.

  • 11.8.2017

    Nearly all Finnish teachers fully qualified

    The proportion of fully qualified teachers in Finland has always been very high. The latest data collection in 2016 shows that the situation has further improved. Nearly all principals were fully qualified for their positions. The proportion of qualified teachers was 95 per cent on average. In general, the qualification situation is better in schools where the language of instruction is Finnish than in schools with Swedish as the language of instruction.