oa Africa Insight - The Illiterate: An Untapped Resource

Volume 7, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



It is an indisputable fact that, in countries where the population is predominantly illiterate, one has the concomitant curses of a low living level, hunger, disease, and a high birthrate. One may say that, as a direct result of illiteracy, the birthrate continues to rise, despite the depredations of disease, and one is confronted by a closed cycle of illiteracy, low living levels, hunger, disease, high birthrate and ... increasing numbers of illiterates.

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