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OECD: Huw Lewis 'tackling' and 'grappling' education issues

A plan of "tackling" and "grappling" failings in Wales' schools' system is under way, the education minister has said.

Huw Lewis told BBC Radio Wales it was a step-by-step process and he wanted to achieve "excellence in an international setting".

His comments come after a major report said the Welsh government lacks a long-term vision for education and does not do enough to support teachers.

The Welsh government asked the worldwide Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) to conduct the review in 2012.

The report praised "positive" learning conditions but found many weaknesses.

Mr Lewis spoke to Mai Davies.

  • 10 Apr 2014
  • From the section Wales
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