illiteracy


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illiteracy

Social medicine The inability to read and write. See Complete illiteracy, Functional illiteracy.
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Jamal bin Huwaireb, the CEO of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation (MBRF), said: "We are delighted to be adding a new achievement to the foundation's track record today, as we announce the launch of the 'Eradication of Illiteracy Challenge' project, in collaboration with Unesco, the United Nations Development Programme and the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI),
This, said Awad, makes Palestine one of the lowest in the world in illiteracy rate.
In line with the its plan aimed at promoting the principle of life-long learning, the Education Ministry has intensified efforts to eradicate cultural and informatics illiteracy, after its success in reducing the illiteracy rate, through the development of literacy and education programmes to students centres affiliated with the ministry, as well as professional and cultural programmes and workshops implemented by the Continuing Education Department, he said.
It is India's pathetic political illiteracy that allows motor-mouth-ministers like Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti blurt out with impunity most blatant communal statements in public.
Burton uses selected novels to help uncover past attitudes to illiteracy.
The report also compared Egypt's illiteracy rate with that of 17 other Arab countries--Egypt was ranked the fourth highest.
The Education Ministry has since carried out several programs to eradicate illiteracy, such as encouraging female students to enroll in schools by providing food items and cash payments to the students' families.
In hindsight, I feel a little bad about it, just a little, because I didn't know there were that many people out there suffering from illiteracy," Charlamagne said according to a report on Bossip.
Emelita Villanueva, QCPL head, said one way to ease the country's illiteracy problem is to make people know the significance of books and how reading can help them in their daily living.
Illiteracy today still afflicts 20 percent of the world's population, but that is down sharply from an estimated 70 percent in 1900.
Saudi Arabia's illiteracy rates have dropped by 61 per cent during the past nine years, said a report.
In a copy received by Aswat al-Iraq, the report was issued on the International day on Illiteracy Eradication, today.