Over 300,000 people escape illiteracy in eight years hinh anh 1A literacy class held for ethnic minority people in La Pan Tan commune, Mu Cang Chai district, the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai. (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – Literacy classes have been organized for more than 300,000 people aged 15 – 60, over the last eight years, the Ministry of Education and Training unveiled during a recent video teleconference (VTC).

The national VTC was held on June 18 to review the implementation of a project on building a learning society from 2012 – 2020.

The ministry said thanks to the project, the network of educational establishments was expanded nationwide. The country now has over 17,000 continuing education centres, providing non-formal education for out-of-school youth and adults.

There are also more than 10,000 community learning centres across the country.

The country has completed universalisation of pre-school education for five-year-old children and primary education for children of school age.

In the next phase from 2021 – 2030, the project aims to help Vietnam develop an open, flexible and connected education system and make sure all people will have an equal opportunity to access high-quality life-long education.

Vietnam met the national standard for literacy in 2000, with 94 percent of the population aged between 15 and 35 literate, compared to more than 95 percent of the population being unable to read or write in 1945. The literacy rate in this age group increased to 98.1 percent in 2016, according to the Ministry of Education and Training./.