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Libyan Experience in Literacy and Adult Education
Place of publication | Year of publication | Collation: 
Cairo, Egypt | 2017 |
Corporate author: 
Masouda Ali Al Aswad
Arab States

Libya, like other Third World countries, has suffered from the illiteracy problem as one of the most important challenges it has faced and continues to face the progress it is seeking. The country has gone through stages of underdevelopment, colonialism and mandate that have had a bad impact on the individual and societal level, which has delayed human development and weakened the pace of development and construction. Given the importance of education in nation-building, Libya has long sought to spread science and learning among different segments of society, young and old, and has had great ambitions for the literacy program from the 1950s to the present day.

The methods and methods of illiteracy have been varied, from the alphabetical illiteracy targeted to segments of society that have lost their opportunity to read and write in a timely manner, to try to eradicate vocational illiteracy, vocational training, craft preparation, home training and health education, by acquiring these categories. Adequate skills to achieve autonomy, to combat civilizational, functional, technical and training illiteracy aimed at training cadres capable of meeting the needs in the labor market. The Libyan state has adopted all possible means and methods to eliminate illiteracy, from adult education schools to evening schools to extraordinary classes in leisure time, to mosques, lighthouses and corners that contributed to spreading the culture of memorizing and studying the Holy Qur'an, which reflected positively on the level of learning among large groups of people who were unable to From entering schools.

This is in addition to the Open University program, which is an achievement that provided golden opportunities for those who missed the opportunity of university education. The State also achieved a balance between the workforce and the high levels of education for these forces. Libya has achieved high levels in terms of its ability to cope with illiteracy, spread awareness and alphabet culture, as well as achieve tangible stages in terms of technical illiteracy. Reports have proved to be high on the list of countries that have succeeded in fighting illiteracy. At the same time, however, they continue to face significant challenges and problems that require thorough studies and efforts to eliminate them.


Cultural literacy / Intercultural / Cross-cultural / Multi-cultural
International understanding / Globalisation / International education / Interdependency
Multilingual / Bilingual / Mother tongue
Peace / Culture of peace
Sustainable development / Sustainability / Environmental
Level of education: 
Lifelong learning


Literacy; illiteracy; Adult education