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For this year, the National Literacy week for Papua New Guinea starts from the 5th – 9th of September 2016.

Kokopo in East New Britain will be the place to host this year’s event. The illiteracy rate in PNG is 36.7 % in this country having a population of about 7.5 million people.

National Literacy

National Literacy in PNG

As a developing nation, a lot of effort still have to be put in to raise the standard to higher levels.

This banner was erected by the National Literacy Secretariat and placed close to the entrance gate of Education Department in PNG.

By John Yanda