Zimbabwe: Country Leads in Africa Literacy Race

source: allAfrica
The Nation (Nairobi)
Kitsepile Nyathi
14 July 2010

Harare — Zimbabwe has overtaken Tunisia as the country with the highest literacy rate in Africa despite the numerous problems that continue to dog the country’s once enviable education sector.

According to the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) latest statistical digest, the southern African country has a 92 per cent literacy rate up from 85 per cent.

Tunisia remains at 87 per cent. Post independence Zimbabwe’s education was heavily subsidised by government resulting in vast improvements from the colonial system.

Zimbabwean graduates are well sought after throughout the world.

But with the country’s economic collapse blamed on [continue reading]

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