The term literacy refers to the ability to derive and communicate meaning by the use of a variety of socially contextual symbols, such as print. It involves being able to read and write in such a way that is acceptable by the community.
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Literacy is basically being able to read write and comprehend. It is being able to function in these areas in a reasonable manner. Reading is the key to literacy but in order to be considered Literate you have to be able to do all three.
Education in Ethiopia has been dominated by the Ethiopian Orthodox Church for many centuries until secular education was adopted in the early 1900s. Prior to 1974, Ethiopia had an estimated illiteracy...