Marking the International Literacy Day yesterday September 8, 2021, the Centre for Education and Human Resource Development mentioned that 23 districts of the country are still not fully literate.
The Centre which is located at Bhaktapur planted a tree on the occasion of Literacy Day following this year’s theme “Literacy for a human-centred recovery; Narrowing the digital divide.” Regardless of the theme, Literacy Day in Nepal was celebrated through virtual programs.
Besides the 23 districts which are yet to be declared as fully literate, according to the Centre, 218 local units are also left to be declared as fully literate. However, 54 districts have been declared as fully literate. The literacy rate in Nepal above 15 years of age is 67.9% in which the male literacy is 78.6% while female literacy rate is still at 59.7%.
As mentioned by the Centre, overall, the total number of Schools in Nepal at present day is 35,674 out of which 27,818 are Community Schools, 6,732 are Private Schools and 1,130 are Religious Schools.