ISLAMABAD: Pakistan, like other countries, would mark International Literacy Day on September 8 to renew the pledge for initiating efforts to improve literacy rate.
Public and Private organizations will arrange seminars, conferences, rallies and discussion programmes to highlight the need of ensuring every citizens’ access to the fundamental right of education.
For over 40 years now, UNESCO has been celebrating International Literacy Day by reminding the international community that literacy is a human right and the foundation of all learning.
According to data released by the UNESCO Institute for Statistics, literacy rates for adults and youth continue to rise.
Young women aged 15-24 are making the strongest gains, but still lag behind young men.
Despite these gains, 774 million adults (15 years and older) still cannot read or write and two-thirds of them (493 million) are women.