Govt focusing on education reform to wipe out illiteracy

The government is concentrating on lifting enrolments at higher primary and lower secondary schools as it aims to wipe out illiteracy, according to a leading official.
Minister of Education and Sports, Mrs Sengdeuane Lachanthaboun spoke about the government’s determination to eradicate illiteracy at an event held on Saturday to mark the 54th anniversary of International Literacy Day, which falls on September 8.
The minister said the government is paying attention to supporting students who complete primary school to continue to secondary school with the aim for everyone aged 15-35 to achieve the equivalent of lower secondary schooling by 2020.


Phomphong Laoin