Illiteracy

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All people are acquainted with the word illiteracy; it is considered the inability to use language, to read, to write, to listen and to speak. Today, it is considered as being unable to read and write at a level suitable for written communication or at a level that will allow an individual to function at certain levels of society. In the simplest of terms, illiteracy is the opposite of literacy. We all recognize that illiteracy is bed, that it prevents the cultural growth of a people. Illiteracy in all countries continues to exist on an appalling scale, it can be vanquished and that quickly, if actions are taken and efforts are made by private organizations or the government. Illiteracy is not just a matter of not being able to read books, as was indicated above. It affects many of the activities of adult daily living and it presents a major obstacle to effectiveness in their jobs and home life. Illiteracy comes from lots of reasons, but mostly it comes from the country’s weak situation economically and culturally, educationally, and from its people choices and decision. Ignoring it just causes more problems.
First, one of the problems is that illiteracy plays a role in threating the culture and the economy in any country especially Egypt. Culture plays an important role to determine the rights and responsibilities and what the appropriate behavior is for the people. As Lyndon, Selvadurai, Er, Moorthy state that people should recognize that the problem of illiteracy before it destroys the culture of a country; it would put the country in a bad position between others. Recognizing and knowing our culture and our history helps destroying a part of illiteracy. An illiterate person is usually a drop out student who didn’t complete his education this affects the person himself as it jeopardize his career and the way of his living and by that it affects the economy and…...

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