by Azania Post Reporter and agencies
Education Minister of Angola declared that adult education has a crucial role to play in reducing poverty, at least 500,000 citizens know to read and write this year.
Minister Pinda Simão said citizens taught to read and write throughout the country during this year, in the framework of the literacy process.
Pinda Simão presented this data when he speaking on the day of International Literacy Day; said that illiteracy is a condition that prevents access to digital technologies, which in turn are a means, and a tool to combat illiteracy.
Education minister, Pinda Simão, congratulates saúda Engrácia Ekuva, 100-year old woman who attends literacy classes in Zango
He pointed out that the figures are proof that, despite the difficulties resulting from the economic crisis, there is a clear demonstration of the spirit of sacrifice that characterizes literacy teachers, facilitators, trainers and all agents involved in the process.
He noted that adult education has a crucial role to play in reducing poverty, improving health and nutrition, and promoting sustainable environmental practices, so achieving all Millennium Development Goals requires adult and relevant and quality literacy.
According to the official, the socio-economic context in which the country lives should not be an obstacle but an opportunity to improve managers' skills and unleash a sense of altruism and patriotism, by reasonably managing the resources available to the program in order to reach the objectives.