Floats mark end to Literacy Week in Port Moresby


EVERYBODY has a responsibility to advocate on and promote a literate community, says National Capital District education services assistant secretary Sam Lora.
He was speaking at the end of Literacy Week at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby on Friday.
He said literacy can change people.
He said the country’s low literacy rate contributed to social issues the nation faced today.
Schools in the city had floats in a parade.
Autonomous Region of Bougainville’s regional MP Joe Lera said as an educationist himself, he welcomed the decision to have the 2019 Literacy Week in the province.
“Hosting of the occasion next year will help us to strengthen the peace process on the island and the rebuilding of unity which has been the central agenda for Bougainville leaders in the past 15 to 20 years.
“It will help the people especially the school children to be motivated and value information through books to improve their learning. Information through literacy is power.”

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