illiteracy


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illiteracy

noun ineducation, unlearnedness
See also: ignorance
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Project Literacy is a global campaign convened by Pearson to make significant and sustainable advances in the fight against illiteracy so that all people - regardless of geography, language, race, class, or gender -- have the opportunity to fulfill their potential through the power of words.
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.
In 2014, the male illiteracy rate was highest in rural localities, followed by urban areas and refugee camps with the same rate.
Also, the illiteracy rate between urban residents reached 19.
And we do need to focus on eliminating poverty, stamping out illiteracy and promoting peace.
The target was achieved through policies pursued by the ministry to eradicate illiteracy in the kingdom, it added.
Pakistani national Mohammed Ali opined: "I don't think free higher education is the key to solve the problem with illiteracy.
Lack of awareness of entitlements of government benefits by a majority of people who are in need of it, due to high illiteracy rates and limited or no access to information
With this unique programme, children can get out of the illiteracy trap and get back into education.
The Minister stressed the Ministry's keenness on developing illiteracy, adult and continuous education programmes through the introduction of computer illiteracy programmes for male/female students in the Ministry-affiliated centres in addition to many professional and cultural programmes and workshops for the public.
Paying tributes to the major role of teaching community in the removal of illiteracy and darkness, he said that Professor Ajmal Khan has sacrificed several precious years for the sake of nation.
Islamabad -- Pakistan ranks 180 in the literacy rate from the list of 221 big and small countries of the world and with illiteracy percentage of 79 percent in Pakistan in 2012.