Saturday, 3 August 2013

Namibia’s Literacy programme wins UNESCO prestigious award

In this era when the literacy level of most countries across Africa and other developing nations around the world are dropping, Namibia has proven to be an exception.
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Namibia’s National Literacy Programme has been awarded the prestigious United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation {UNESCO} International Literacy Prize.

In given the award, UNESCO noted that Namibia has improved the quality of life of both disadvantaged adults and out-of-school youth.

The Award, according to Namibia’s Ministry of Education will be given to the country in September during this year’s International Literacy Day celebration, holding on September 8 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.

The award includes a silver medal, certificate and US$20, 000.

UNESCO International Literacy Day is celebrated across the world since 1960.

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