Illiteracy among school students

Improving reading and writing skills of students in primary schools is a pertinent step in assuring enhanced quality of education.


The Ministry of Education (MoE) has established Readability Units on the governorate and district levels with the sole task of implementing alternative curricula that prevent and remedy problems of illiteracy among students in schools.


CARE works closely with Readability Units for implementing the readability program; a comprehensive program that targets the quality of instruction students receive in the classroom by improving teacher skills, teaching curriculum and methods, and by putting systems in place to better monitor and evaluate teacher and student performance.


The program includes interventions aimed not only at teachers but also administrators, social workers and MoE supervisors and the creation of appropriate monitoring systems in place for readability.


FY 2016/2017 Figures:

1. The readability program implemented in 57 schools.


2. Built capacity of 341 teachers in implementing the readability program.


3. Built capacity of 420 teachers in using active learning methodologies.


4. Built capacity of 86 MoE supervisors and readability coordinators in supporting and mentoring teachers as they implemtent the readability program within their schools.


5. Built capacity of 57 school administrators in following up on teachers’ performance.



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