الاثنين، 24 سبتمبر 2007

Our real enemy!


Take a deep breath and look at the map above and this table:

We have always been bragging about how we are the cradle of civilization, and all the rest of that stuff, however, when you look at the map and the table, you find that Egypt is ranked 152nd in literacy percentage after Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste, Eritrea and Comoros!!


In the Arab countries, we are only ahead of Yemen, and Iraq (I guess the later has some incorrect statistics because of the current circumstances).


It's about time to wake up and smell the coffee! We are having a large population increase, hundreds of thousands are entering the employment market every year, but large percentage of them is illiterate!!!


We should concentrate our forces into fighting this terrible fact; illiteracy should be reduced to less than 10% in the next 10 years from the current 44%. To do this, the government has to make it a requirement for the most basic services for people to be literate just like what it does with driver's license. Voting registration cards shouldn't be given to illiterates, prisoners should get reduced sentences if they learn how to read and write, or if they teach an illiterate how to read and write, etc...
New and innovative methods should be followed; graduation projects for university students should include such effort, military service could be substituted with this effort as well, the nonesense of military training during summer for university students should also be substituted by this effort.
This is a corner stone for Egypt's development. Without improving on it, I say it again, there is no future for Egypt.

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HafSSa يقول...

ya welcome ya welcome
loooong time no blogging
am not going to comment on this post coz its more devastating and really blows the mind and sends into shatters across the room.
it is not illiteracy alone that is going to kill egypt, it much more stuff than that.
i have no hopes for future.

salam and ramadan kareem

Nah·det Masr يقول...

Thanks Hafsa, and Happy Ramadan to you too!

I know it is not illiteracy alone, but it is one of the greatest obstacles to Egypt's development.

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