Riyadh – Mubasher: Saudi Arabia is looking to eradicate illiteracy by 2024 as part of its Saudi Vision 2030.
The Saudi government has allocated SAR 192 billion to the country’s educational sector in the 2018 budget.
Government data recently showed that illiteracy in the kingdom was less than 5.6% during 2018, according to Saudi Gazette.
Saudi students are set to participate for the first time this year in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA).
Issued every three years by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), the PISA assesses 15-year-olds across the globe across several subjects including reading, maths, and science comprehension.
“Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 is now the driving force behind a number of education reforms,” according to Saudi Gazette.