Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Illiteracy plagues Arab world

by AFP on Tuesday, 08 January 2008
ALARM BELLS: Report says Arab countries must focus on adult education to avoid ‘serious incidents in the evolution of societies’. (AFP)Nearly one in three people in the Arab world is illiterate, including nearly half of all women in the region, the Tunis-based Arab League Educational Cultural and Scientific Organisation (Alecso) said Monday.

Three-quarters of the 100 million people unable to read or write in the 21 Arab countries are aged between 15 and 45 years old, Alecso said in a statement.

Equally alarming, some 46.5% of women in the region are illiterate, the organisation reported, urging governments to put the fight against illiteracy at the top of their agendas.

Great timing for the post

شلون التعليم يتطور و نائب الحين قاعد يستجوب وزيرة التربية على سالفة طالبة عمرها 11 سنة إمشخبطة على القرآن

يقول عنها من عبدة الشيطان

معلش بس العصر الحجرى الجديد....قادم

الكل يخزن أكل و ماى حق ستة أشهر على الأقل
Bu jaij,

This is the devolution of the Arab/muslim race (if you can call it a race).
sad, that really is harsh reality
can MPs read this? we'll translate for them :)
A9lan, this country is prejudiced against anyone over the age of 25 entering academia for the first time.

When I was in college in the US, we had white haired, feisty and hardworking grannies and grandpappys coming BACK to school to get second degrees and start new careers.

Look at the age quotas and limits on all the govt. funded scholarships and admission regulations in our educational institutions both private and public. Maku room for adult education. KU just lowered its age limit for its scholarships abroad to 30 years of age. Ya3ni if you are past 30 years old, don't bother applying.

You are past your expiration date educationally (and in other ways) in this country if you over the age of 30. So sad.
kila M,
salam :)

White wings, hehe, translate & read out loud!

Ms. Baker, very interesting, you're so right.
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