The Brazilian Ministry of Education has confirmed that progress has been made towards the goal of universal adult literacy. This is seen against the background of the recently-published UNESCO Report monitoring worldwide progress in this aspect. It measures progress of an international agreement which was made thre years ago when 164 countries committed themselves to achieve a range of targeted literacy and educational improvements by 2015.

The Brazilians admit for their part that not every goal of the multi-faceted deal might be met on time but strong progress, especially among teenagers, has been made. For example, 98.8 percent of 15 and 16 year olds are now acceptably literate.

On the other hand, 91.4% of everyone in Brazil between 15 and extreme age ejoys the same success.

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