Category - literacy

  • February 3, 2015

    It seems we are at war again. Education Secretary Nicky Morgan has declared a “war on illiteracy and innumeracy”. The booty will include 11-year-olds reciting the twelve times table and the attrition, threatening schools which fail to deliver this with being taken over by new management.

  • July 22, 2013

    Almost two-fifths of recruits to the Army have the reading ability of an 11-year-old or lower, MPs have warned.

  • May 29, 2011

    A film about Kimani Ng'ang'a Maruge, an 84-year-old man who enrolled in primary school in 2003 so he could learn to read the Bible, has inspired the creation of an educational charity for unprivileged children around the world.