Luanda – The Angolan Government has as one of its priorities to declare the country free from illiteracy until 2005, with the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Revitalisation of Literacy.This was said Tuesday in Luanda by the minister of Education, Pinda Simão.
The official was speaking at the ceremony of presentation of the Strategic Plan for Revitalisation of Literacy, during a meeting with church leaders.
According to minister Pinda Simão since the early days of the national independence literacy has been a priority for the Angolan Government.
The minister said the State has never been alone in this as the church and the civil society have all along assisted with the eradication of illiteracy.
“Despite the effort we have made together, we still have the challenge of reducing the current tax of illiteracy that is between 33,5 percent and 25 percent, which will enable a rise in literacy to 85 percent in 2017,”.
Pinda Simão added that in order for the goal to be attained there should be a dialogue with the churches that all along played a relevant role in the process, with programmes in parishes and congregations, communities and wards.