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17th Annual Adult Education Conference confirms: 750 million people lack literacy skills around the world

Prof. Dr. Nazmi Abdul Hamid, Vice President of Ain Shams University for Community Service and Environmental Development and Chairman of the Center for Adult Education at the University inaugurated the 17th annual conference entitled "Adult Education and Skills Development in the Arab World: Reality and Hope". It was held under the auspices of the Ministers of Social Solidarity Higher Education, Education, Culture, University President and President of the General Authority for Adult Education.

In his opening speech, Prof. Dr. Nazmi Abdul Hamid, President of the Conference said that this conference changed the concept of illiteracy eradication of illiteracy to the importance of providing students with new skills so that they can live better. He pointed out that the convening of this conference is an extension of the role of community affairs and environmental development sector and coincides with Egypt's Vision 2030.

Prof. Dr. Taya Abdul Latif talked about the concept of development at the present time, which is carried out in accordance with an integrated and unified plan implemented in cooperation between the various ministries to eliminate illiteracy alphabetical and then digital and then professional through the rehabilitation and training of university graduates, up to the highest grades to eliminate illiteracy awareness or informatics.

Mr. Amr Hamza stressed that the Ministry of Social Solidarity linked the concept of sustainable development with the conditionality of education and health. He pointed out that cooperation with various state institutions, including universities, would limit and eliminate the poverty map in Egypt and activate many programs offered by the ministry to these families.

Dr. Ashour Omri reviewed the activities and achievements of the General Authority for Adult Education. He pointed out that the Authority received the award of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum last December, which reflects the extent of the development and success achieved by the Commission through its various programs, which have been concerned for years linking the issue of education to sustainable development, as learning is the cornerstone of achieving a better life.