Riyadh — The Saudi Ministry of Education announced a tremendous drop in illiteracy rate in the Kingdom, from 5.6% in 2019 to 3.7% in 2021.
The Saudi ministry implemented 1,314 remote literacy-training programs in neighborhood centers where more than 90,000 learners benefited. Furthermore, the ministry has provided educational alternatives through the Madrasati platform and recorded lessons via IEN educational channels for all stages.
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On Saturday, the ministry will celebrate Arab Literacy Day, organized by ALESCO, the Arab Organization for Education, Culture, and Science, on January 8 each year.
At the start of the 2021-22 academic year, 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.
The ministry believes strongly in the importance of equal opportunities in the education proces;s and the right of every individual to join the learning journey.
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The Saudi ministry has also launched a channel of continued education within the IEN educational channels to eradicate illiteracy rate. The effort promotes remote awareness and targets several beneficiaries in villages and adult education centers in the governorates.