Education
Vietnam's literacy rate reaches 97.3 percent
  • | vietnamnet, dtinews.vn | January 15, 2016 05:03 PM

Literacy in Vietnam has reached 97.3 percent for those aged 15-50 under the Learning Society Programme, the Ministry of Education and Training said on January 13.

 

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien 

Deputy Minister of Education and Training Nguyen Vinh Hien said the programme has helped raising awareness about learning and its benefits.

The literacy rate among people age 15 to 35 was 98.5 percent, with 43.7 percent of labourers having basic knowledge about computers and foreign languages.

Vietnam still has more than 1.3 million illiterate people.

Nguyen Cong Hinh, of the Education Ministry, said, "Most illiterate people are old, from mountainous areas or ethnic groups, and don't want to travel too far to go to classes."

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