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Central region: 87% illiterates manage to read and write

At an assessment meeting conducted in the Central region, it was disclosed that 25,000 out of 30,000 illiterate individuals enrolled in adult education program have now managed to read and write.

Asmara, 18 August 2011 – At an assessment meeting conducted in the Central region, it was disclosed that 25,000 out of 30,000 illiterate individuals enrolled in adult education program have now managed to read and write.

 

The Administrator of the Central region, Mr. Kahsai Gebrehiwot, highlighted the importance of active participation of all nationals in combating illiteracy.

The head of the Education Ministry’s branch office in the region, Mr. Gilazgi Berhe, indicated on his part that nationals in 46 administrative areas have completed grades one to three through adult education program. It was also indicated that 23 village libraries have been opened so that the nationals may upgrade reading and writing skills. Meanwhile, 245 inhabitants of 28 villages in Serejeka sub-zone have completed adult education.

Mr. Teklai Jahar, supervisor of adult education program in sub-zone, stated that a total of 6,800 farmers there have eradicated illiteracy, and as a result the number of illiterates has dropped significantly. 

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