South Sudan battles low literacy rate

Reopening of main university means young nation will benefit from a new generation of graduates.

    South Sudan has one of the lowest literacy rates in the world, with only about a quarter of its people able to read and write.

    Because of decades of civil war, few people in the region had the chance to go to school.

    The reopening of the main university now means this young nation will benefit from a new generation of graduates. With such a low literacy rate, South Sudan will need them.

    Al Jazeera's Anna Cavell reports from the capital, Juba.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    Learn what India's parties' symbols mean by drawing them

    More than 2,300 political parties have registered for the largest electoral exercise in the world.

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.