The Power of Literacy

The power of literacy literacy Meaning the ability to read and write In the words of Fmr United Nations Secretary-General, Kofi Annan, “Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope.” There’s a lot that can be said about the power of literacy, and in this modern day of ours, literacy is taken for granted by most of us. However, there are large parts of the world where literacy is still not a given. A recently updated statistic about world illiteracy revealed that an estimated ‘17% of the world population remains illiterate.’’* In Ghana, the statistic reflects a 23.4% illiteracy rate** among adults (15yrs+), which ranks them 135th in a ranking between 152 countries. What is rather significant is t

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