Baglung, June 18
Baglung district has been declared fully literate. The announcement was made after 97.57 per cent the people between the ages of 15 and 60 years became literate in the district. With this, the total number of fully literate districts in the country has reached 28.
At a programme in Baglung yesterday, DPM Chitra Bahadur KC, Education Minister Girijamani Pokharel and lawmakers from Baglung district expressed their commitment to continue the literacy campaign.
As per the report of the District Education Office, the population of illiterate people is only 2.34 per cent and only 0.31 children are out of school.
DPM KC said, “Baglung has been declared fully literate and now the remaining illiterate people should also be made literate.” Similarly, Education Pokharel said the government has been making preparations to declare Nepal fully literate country within the next year.
A version of this article appears in print on June 19, 2016 of The Himalayan Times.