To eliminate illiteracy, a national determination is needed

According to the report of Public Relations and International Affairs of the Ministry of Education, Seyyed Mohammad Batthai at the national conference of digital literacy said: More than half a century ago that the eight of September was appointed by UNESCO as the International Literacy Day, but millions of people around the world still have the problem of illiteracy.

He added that today the definition of literacy is different with previous decades because literacy is no longer reading and writing but also the ability to acquire communication skills in the community and so we have to establish relationships and interchanges in society.

Batthai said statistics of illiteracy as 50 percent at the beginning of the revolution and after the good work that was done the rate fell to 10 percent, at the same time in a society supported by religious teachings and rich Iranian culture this figure of 10 percent is still very high.

To mitigate this figure to less than 2% that is not out of reach as a goal, we must change our direction and accelerate a process that is necessary, to eradicate illiteracy.

The transformation of education is a prerequisite for the eradication of illiteracy, and the first principle is to divert national planning and instead focus on programs planned by local authorities and the second principle is to avoid the government's responsibility to turn to non-governmental sectors.

The alternative methods of modern technology instead of the traditional method is the third major change in this regard and the fourth principle of transformation is to move towards flexibility and reduce stringent administrative instructions and difficult regulations.

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