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Central Region: Study On Assessing Illiteracy Eradication Campaign Undertaken

The Central regional Administration is intensifying endeavors to drop illiteracy rate to the lowest level possible by the year 2015. This was disclosed at a meeting to reveal the finding of a study undertaken to assess the tasks accomplished over the past 10 years as regards illiteracy eradication program. Asmara, 2 February 2011 – The Central regional Administration is intensifying endeavors to drop illiteracy rate to the lowest level possible by the year 2015. This was disclosed at a meeting to reveal the finding of a study undertaken to assess the tasks accomplished over the past 10 years as regards illiteracy eradication program.

Speaking on the occasion, the regional Administrator, Mr. Kahsai Gebrehiwet, noted that at a time in which minimum outcome is scored in eradicating illiteracy in a  number of countries, Eritrea is stepping up efforts to register still more gratifying achievements in uprooting illiteracy. In this respect, he explained that about 70% of the Eritrean population can now read and write, while the figure stands at 87% at the regional level. Mr. Kahsai further stressed the significance of undertaking study to thoroughly review the accomplishments scored in this regard.

The head of Adult Education Program and Media in the Education Ministry, Mr. Gebrezgi Dimam, said on his part  that it is high time to expand training and educational opportunities in circumstance when education is becoming the driving force of the contemporary world.

Similarly, the head of planning and development of Adult Education curriculum, Mr. Tikabo Aimut, gave briefings on the activities carried out to combat illiteracy at the national level, the challenges encountered in the process and future programs.

The participants of the meeting adopted a number of resolutions and recommendations aimed at reinforcing illiteracy eradication campaign.

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