Is there value still in literacy?

Off to school: The value of literacy is declining in the eyes of the new generation
Off to school: The value of literacy is declining in the eyes of the new generation

While those with limited literacy yearn for more opportunities to come their way, today’s literate regard the skill-set as only good enough for greater reasoning and decision-making. Literacy is now less of a deal breaker for employment and entrepreneurial opportunities, writes Mmegi staffer, BABOKI KAYAWE

Failure to set foot in a classroom robbed Kgosi Gaebolae Goitseone from Jamakata of his top position in the recently gazetted village. This came after government upgraded the village Kgotla from Arbitration to Records early last year, which came with a condition that the Kgosi should be literate enough to be able to read and write.

Unfortunately, Goitseone, who had salivated for a salaried position after years of voluntary service, failed to satisfy the condition because he does not know how to read and write.

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