Kathmandu, September 8
International Literacy Day is being celebrated today in the country through virtual and other means.
The theme of International Literacy Day this year is “Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide.” The Centre for Education and Human Resource Development has planned a tree plantation programme in Bhaktapur to mark the occasion.
According to the centre, 54 districts of the country have been declared attaining full literacy while 23 districts and 218 local units remain to be declared so.
The literacy rate of the 15+ age group is currently 67.9 per cent. The literacy rate of the boys and men belonging to this age group is 78.6 per cent and that of women and girls is 59.7 per cent.
There are 35,674 schools in operation in the country at present. Out of these, 27,818 are community schools, 6,732 institutional (private) schools and 1,130 religious schools, the centre states.