9 May 2010
Most Cambodians Lack Functional Literacy Skills
Adult literacy programmes have some success. But again with pay rates of just $250 per year for adult literacy teachers, quality instructors are hard to come by. Sometimes they are considered qualified solely on the basis that they finished grade nine. It doesn't help that such teachers are only paid once per year, if at all- some haven't been paid for their last two years of work.
Tragic stuff: Especially when there is clear evidence that a mother with a basic education is both far more likely to keep her kids healthy and ensure that they too go to school.