Inadequate health literacy was identified in 16 participants.
One in five adults has poor literacy skills and it is many of these who cannot find employment.
The government has concentrated its efforts more on youth than on adult literacy .
computer literacy is essential
It's not computer literacy these lost kids need, but cultural literacy .
But the yardstick to measure the literacy rate is just the ability to read and write one's name.
It also helps parents and carers to ‘brush up’ on their own skills in literacy and numeracy.
Innovative programmes successfully encouraged adults to develop their literacy and numeracy skills.
Recently, these schools began restructuring their early literacy programs in both English and Spanish.
Less than 40 percent of children complete primary school and functional adult literacy is as low as 22 percent.