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Sultanate well on course to eliminate illiteracy

Sultanate well on course to eliminate illiteracy

The Ministry of Education highlighted this on the occasion of International Literacy Day which is celebrated on September eight each and every year.

The sultanate’s participation in the worldwide celebration of the day comes in response to the choice of the General Conference of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, issued in 1966, stipulating September eight to be International Literacy Day each and every year.

On this day, the complete globe commemorates a day of solidarity with folks and groups suffering from illiteracy. It aims to reinforce the efforts in fighting it and to realise a single of the simple human rights – the correct to education. This realisation is by means of plans and techniques specialised in educating adult learners, and focusing on offering educational possibilities for senior citizens.

To accomplish the preferred aim, the sultanate has created excellent efforts in eradicating illiteracy. The sultanate, represented by the Ministry of Education, has committed regionally to implement the terms and suggestions of the Arab Decade for Literacy (2015/24).

The ministry has focused on the productive age group of 15-44 throughout this period by means of creating proper plans and techniques, and strengthening partnerships in between the official institutions and the private sector and civil society institutions to accomplish it.

The percentage of illiteracy in this age group was 1.85 by the finish of 2018, compared to two.two per cent in 2015, at the starting of the Arab decade. This is a qualitative achievement in the elimination of illiteracy in the sultanate in searching for to accomplish its commitment by 2024.

One of the pioneering projects that the Ministry of Education had implemented is the ‘Learning Village’ project, which was and is nevertheless opening and spreading across the different governorates of the sultanate.

The project has had a excellent influence in accelerating the eradication of illiteracy. By the finish of 2018, the quantity of villages that have been educated reached 30.

The ‘Cooperating School’ project has got substantial assistance of public schools all through the sultanate. The project saw the opening of literacy classes inside the college or offering help outdoors. By the finish of 2018, the quantity of cooperating schools reached 96.

The project ‘Literacy of Omani Illiterates in the Islands and Marine Villages’ is amongst the new projects that have played a part in the literacy of the Omani illiterates residing in Al Halaniyat and Masirah islands.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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