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September’s “Holidays and Special Days List” includes “International Literacy Day.” 

The question comes to mind, “How is the world doing as far as literacy?”


According to the Central Intelligence Agency’s website “The Factbook,” Morocco has 76.1 percent of males 15 and over who are literate, and 57.6 percent of females 15 and over who are literate. Pakistan has 68.6 percent of males (same age group), and 40.3 percent of females (same age group).

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