Dubai has once again claimed the spotlight, securing a remarkable position in the latest Programme for International Student Assessment (Pisa) rankings. In a historic achievement, Dubai's private schools have emerged among the top 14 globally in mathematics, science, and reading, according to the triennial assessment organised by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai, also took to X, formerly known as Twitter to share this incredible news.
The standout performance is particularly evident in mathematics, where Dubai has climbed from 34th place in 2015 to an impressive 9th place worldwide. This achievement surpasses countries such as Canada, the UK, and Australia, with a score of 497 that exceeds the OECD average by 25 points.
In reading, Dubai schools secured the 13th global rank with a score of 498, and in science, they claimed the 14th position with a score of 503 points, as per the Pisa results.
Surpassing the national target of the top 15, Dubai's schools achieved excellence across the board. 'Outstanding' rated schools notably scored 551 points in mathematics, 553 in science, and 554 in reading, surpassing the OECD average by a significant margin.
Among the different curricula, IB curriculum schools demonstrated the highest performance, scoring 535 points in mathematics, 538 points in science, and 528 points in reading. The Pisa 2022 study involved 9,250 students from 171 schools offering eight distinct curricula.