Illiteracy rates in Nicaragua?

NSCAG News | | credit: Envio on: Saturday, 5 May 2012
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Nicaragua still has 30.3% illiteracy, the highest rate in Central America after Guatemala, according to 2012 information from the United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC). In 2009, after a municipal-level literacy campaign using Cuba’s “Yes, I can” method, President Ortega declared Nicaragua “free of illiteracy,” stating that it had dropped to barely 3.6%, a figure several NGOs working on literacy programs questioned at the time, while admitting that they might be using more rigorous definitions of literacy. In response to these worrying figures, the government announced it will conduct a census to determine the real figures.



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