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Letter: Illiteracy is a major issue

Illiteracy is a massive issue which is being faced worldwide. According to UNESCO, nearly 17% of the world’s adult population is still literate; two third of them women, making gender equality even harder to achieve.

The scale of illiteracy among youth also represents an enormous challenge; an estimated 122 million youth globally are illiterate, of which young women represent 60.7%. , The scale of illiteracy among youth also poses a hefty challenge. The 67.4 million out-of-school children are likely to encounter great difficulties in the future as deficient or nonexistent basic education is root cause of illiteracy.

No doubt, with some 775 million adults lacking minimum literary skills, literacy all remains elusive. One in four young people in developing countries is unable to read., A report warns that poor quality education has left a “legacy of illiteracy” more widespread than previously believed .Howeve,The  governments must rethink their teaching policies and redouble efforts to ensure marginalized and disadvantaged learners benefit. and  Also the Governments must train teachers to support the weakest learners, as well as provide incentives to attract and retain the best instructors, who are facing such kind difficulties.

Noor Bakhsh

Published in The Balochistan Point on February 17, 2017

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