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Saudi: Illiteracy rate drops to 3.7%

The Ministry of Education has announced that the illiteracy rate in the Kingdom dropped from 5.6% in 2019 to 3.7% in 2021.

The ministry implemented 1,314 remote literacy-training programs in neighborhood centers where more than 90,000 learners benefited from them. Furthermore, the ministry has provided educational alternatives through the Madrasati platform and recorded lessons via IEN educational channels for all stages.

At the beginning of the academic year 2021-2022, the ministry provided quality educational and training programs that corresponded to the characteristics of adults and aligned with the needs of the labor market. This progress is helping to achieve the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 and its aspirations towards sustainable development and lifelong learning.


Saudi Gazette
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