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8th September International Literacy Day

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2022-09-08 10:43:13

8th September International Literacy Day

        United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization declares 8 of September each year as International Literacy Day. To promote the importance of literacy to the people, community and society. Under the concept of eliminating illiteracy of the world's population. Literacy is an opportunity to live freel, live a richer life and live independently.

        Around 776 million adults worldwide lack minimum literacy skills, and one in five adults is still unable to read or write, and two-thirds of these are women. 75 million children are out of school or attending non-formal education. South and West Asian countries have the lowest adult literacy rates. The country with the lowest literacy rate in the world is Burkina Faso, showing a link between poor countries' illiteracy rates and illiteracy rate to bias against women.

        From a survey by the National Statistical Office, the literacy rate in Thailand is quite high. There is an increased emphasis on education. Human resource development in Thailand is of utmost importance. According to a 2021 survey, more than 93 percent of the Thai population aged 15 years and over can read and write.

        Thailand has recognized the importance of promoting literacy by organizing various activities on the occasion of the International Literacy Day, set to be held on 8th September of every year. It is a day of non-school education since 1967 to the present.

Story and Illustration: Ratchanok Thongkhaokham