500,000 people to learn how to read, write every year
Angola, Luanda – At least 500,000 citizens will learn how to read and write every year all over the country until 2015, aiming at attaining Millennium Development Goals, said Thursday, in Luanda, the Angolan Education minister, Mpinda Simão. Speaking about 8 September, the International Literacy Day, Mpinda Simão said that literacy rate in the central region of the country is around 82 percent, which is good for Angolans. According to the official, among the 100 percent of the Angolan people, 44 live in rural zones aged between 15 and 80 years old are illiterate. The Cabinet minister informed that Angola, comparing to other African countries, does not have high illiteracy rate. “The country attained a good evolution in terms of literacy rate of the continent which is around 52 percent”, he said.