Friday, August 12, 2011

Illiteracy Rate in Iraq Climbs among Highest in the Region

"One in five Iraqis between the ages of 10 and 49 cannot read or write a simple statement related to daily life[1]. While Iraq boasted a record low illiteracy rate for the Middle East in the 1980s, illiteracy jumped to at least 20% in 2010[2].  Moreover, illiteracy among women in Iraq, at 24%, is more than double that of men (11%)" Full article  at: