News ID: 13373
Published: 0334 GMT October 14, 2014

Literacy campaign to continue

Literacy campaign to continue

Iran's Literacy Organization (ILO) has launched the project of educating unschooled family members of students.

Ali Baqerzadeh, the head of ILO, said detailed information of illiterate family members of students has been prepared and given to school principals for starting classes.

"The principals are required to start classes as of Sept. 23," he said.

Baqerzadeh noted that the first step to eliminate illiteracy is to identify illiterate individuals but Iran faces numerous difficulties in identifying uneducated people due to the lack an integrated statistical system.

The official said a house-to-house search for identifying uneducated individuals began four years ago and currently 92 percent of such people are receiving face-to-face education.

"The students, other literate members and principals of schools are all involved in the project of combating illiteracy among people over the age of 10, who are the main target group," he said.

The official noted that the Education Ministry is making efforts to ensure no child drops out of school in Iran.

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