The Ministry of Education has called for coordinated efforts to eradicate illiteracy.
Asmara, 7 September 2015 – The Ministry of Education has called for coordinated efforts to eradicate illiteracy. The calls were made in a statement the MoE issued in connection with September 8 – International Illiteracy Eradication Day.
International Illiteracy Eradication Day was held under the central banner of: “Eradicate Illiteracy: Secure the Development of Society”. In this regard, the Ministry of Education has emphasized that the event will serve as providing the platform and benchmark for assessing the campaigns and activities conducted at a national level to eradicate illiteracy and for highlighting the importance of education in nurturing a knowledge-based society.
Eritrea continues to funnel substantial public investments in the sector to ensure universal access to education. GOE’s pronounced policy commitment in this regard is articulated in the operational guideline of “Education for all”. The overall achievements made so far have been considerable although a lot remains to be done.
The commemorative event this year “is expected to outline specific programs for tangible results to eradicate illiteracy worldwide”, the MoE statement concludes.