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Santo Domingo.-  UN Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) regional director Herman van Hooff on Thursday congratulated the Dominican Government for its efforts ti enact the National Literacy Plan.

He said it was a huge effort by the Government and signalled great political will, "which we’d like to see in most countries of the area and the world".

The UNESCO official also congratulated all the individuals and entities involved in the program’s design and implementation which seeks to end illiteracy in the Dominican Republic, as 851,396 of its citizens can now read and write.

Van Hooff, in a National Palace press conference with Presidency special programs director Pedro Luis Castellanos, reiterated the UN’s support for the plan and hailed the Government’s willingness to face the challenge and surmount illiteracy as a major social problem.

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11 comment(s)
Written by: guillermone, 21 Feb 2014 10:16 AM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum

"The UN lauds the government’s push for literacy."

"Lauds"..............this must be DT favorite word this month. It is found and used in many recent news headings.
Written by: foresthill, 21 Feb 2014 10:52 AM
From: Dominican Republic, santo domingo
so 1 in every 12 domincans can read and write but at what level.

Written by: Atabey, 21 Feb 2014 10:54 AM
From: United States, Bring DT Forum Back--

The problem will persist unless adequate resources are sustained over the long run. DR has, at least, another decade or two to go before its literacy deficit is corrected.

Written by: CarlosFranco, 21 Feb 2014 3:45 PM
From: United States, Brooklyn

Let's start a SCIENCE PUSH (STEM) instead of humanities. Too many lawyers in the DR. We need more Math, Engineers, Computer Programmers, etc.
Written by: guillermone, 21 Feb 2014 4:45 PM
From: United States, Bring Back DT Forum
"We need more Math, Engineers, Computer Programmers, etc."

True...but does not every country need more trained professionals in all of these high demand and specialized fields? The drawback to gov't sponsored investments in STEM education is brain drain. It is an economic risk where the most talented always end up leaving for better more lucrative positions elsewhere. I have two friends while fresh out of college were picked up by two multinational corporations. They left and never looked back

That is one of the reasons why Haiti will never get itself up and out of its hellhole. All of their best people are gone. It first started when as a nascent republic, they killed off their educated whites and continues today, their trained natives leave. Look at them as the example. That is the consequence when you lack teams of qualified people to build a nation

But of course you got to invest in STEM regardless and no matter what, otherwise if you don't, the other option is worse
Written by: danny00, 22 Feb 2014 9:26 AM
From: United States, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Medina did nothing but talk Loud and a few know how to place an x for their name....Fu---- Joke Guillermone claps when the Pres Speaks Why?
Written by: danny00, 22 Feb 2014 9:41 AM
From: United States, Williamsburg Brooklyn
So tell me now Have all the blue malls done any thing for Educatiion and the Lack of Luz for the poor and middle class.... Let's throw into the Mix the "Biggest water Park in the Caribbean"..,,Ha Ha Moe and Larry....Lol.....Ok! Curly.....,Lol
Written by: danny00, 22 Feb 2014 9:44 AM
From: United States, Williamsburg Brooklyn
We're the hell is the 911 and Wal-Mart that was Suppose to Open?.....even better Wendy's closed down
At the Blue Mall?
Written by: danny00, 22 Feb 2014 10:20 AM
From: United States, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Brain Drain? U and your lover the Rokete don't have worry's about that lady's .....You and your Klan members 4 Ever will remain in your one from any country in this world are waiting online to Woe u guys away from your Homeland.
Written by: danny00, 22 Feb 2014 10:24 AM
From: United States, Williamsburg Brooklyn
Now u know how to Build a Nation Really!.... If u do then u should start in the RD..... Maybe u should write a Book or something like that...Doctor u can Start by puting down your Tom&Jerry Comic Books.
Written by: Danilo This user is banned, 22 Feb 2014 3:28 PM
From: Dominican Republic, SDQ --- VIGILADOR.COM (Beta) - Vigilando nuestra Quisqueya
I think the DT writers need to join this program.
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