Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Kandia Camara: “New Technologies, a means to curb … – Fraternité Matin

[08-09-2014. 9:00 p.m.] “Today nearly one in seven people is illiterate. And the 860 million illiterates in the world, 500 million are women. “

Kandia Camara:” New Technologies, a means to curb illiteracy “

As every year, the international community celebrates, September 8, International Literacy Day. In Côte d’Ivoire, Kandia Camara, Minister of Education and Technical Education, invited “people to embrace new technologies to curb further illiteracy in the country.” Before deplore “the unfortunately high illiterate rate, despite efforts by the government.”

The first charge of Education made the remarks in a statement issued on RTI1 the 24 hours before the celebration of that day. The theme this year is “Literacy for Sustainable Development”

Kandia Camara also recognized “the causes of low literacy.. They are economic, cultural and institutional. This is what legitimizes our increased in the of universal education “efforts.

” By drawing attention to the human community on the conjunction between knowledge and sustainable development, this theme grows to a fundamental question of contemporary society: to give men and women the keys to their development. For the literacy has to be builders of a more balanced “human development.

In Côte d’Ivoire, the illiteracy rate is estimated at 51% with 2/3 are women, according to a study by the Institute of Statistics of UNESCO in 2002 The ambition of the Ivory Coast is to reduce from 51% to 35% in 2020, explained Kandia Camara.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) said: “Literacy is one of the key elements needed to promote sustainable development. Because it gives individuals the means to make good decisions in the area of ​​economic growth, social development and environmental integration … “

Isabelle Somian
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