AT ITS MOST basic level, literacy is about the ability to read and write. But reading and writing is a goal to an end. It was to get us educated. Literacy leads us into a world of endless knowledge – and communication. Literacy as a measure of access to knowledge and as an ability to navigate social life, is clearly not an easy thing to determine, let alone gauge. Beyond a certain point and a certain age, how we take or do not take advantage of this skill becomes a personal matter, like religion. Malaysia has seen its literacy rate ...
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