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WORLD LITERACY DAY: Is education for all feasible by 2015?

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EVER heard the saying that Illiteracy is a disease? Perhaps, that informed the setting aside of September 8 every year as the International Literacy Day by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation, UNESCO; an agency of the United Nations whose purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture.

It is a day set aside by UNESCO to raise global awareness and concern for literacy problems within communities. So come Saturday, September 8, Nigeria will join the rest of the world to mark the 2012 edition of the International Literacy Day which was first celebrated in 1966 after its proclamation on November 17, 1965.

According to UNESCO, literacy is a human right because it is a tool of personal empowerment and a means of social and human development. Also, because educational opportunities depend on literacy, literacy is at the heart of basic education for all (EFA) and is essential for eradicating poverty, reducing child mortality, curbing population growth, achieving gender equality and ensuring sustainable development, peace and democracy.


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21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates

21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates | Education and equality | Scoop.it
Our students need to be comfortable with the information technologies that are inextricably linked to the 21st century skills the work place requires, and teachers need to help pave the way.

Some of the skills commonly being cited as vital in today’s workforce include:

 

 

 

- The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing (with almost all of today’s written communications in business being conducted digitally).

 

- Teamwork skills and the ability to collaborate with others in diverse groups settings (and information technologies are increasingly essential to many forms of organizational collaboration).

 

- The ability to innovate and be creative (today’s information technologies empower innovate and creative capabilities in ways not previously envisioned).

 

- The ability to locate, organize, and evaluate information from multiple sources.

 


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http://www.imls.gov/about/21st_century_skills_list.aspx

 

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