International Literacy Day, 2023
The Complementary Education Agency (CEA) and the Engage Now Africa (ENA) are collaborating with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to celebrate International Literacy Day, 2023.
International Literacy Day was initiated in 1966 by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and first celebrated on the 8th of September, 1967.
Globally, International Literacy Day 2023 will be celebrated on the theme “Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies”
However, in Ghana we commemorate the day on the adopted theme “Promoting literacy for sustainable and peaceful societies in a changing world”
The aim of International Literacy Day is to remind people of the importance of literacy and its vital role in ensuring that everyone achieves their full potential.
The commemoration of this all important day on our educational calendar offers an unparalleled opportunity to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human right and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society.
This year marks the 56th commemoration of this unique day of literacy. Let us rise to accelerate literacy to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal 4 (SDG4) and critically consider the role of literacy in the development of the individual and the nation.
We are glad to inform you that this year the celebration will take place at Kadjebi District in the Oti Region. Kadjebi welcomes us to join in the celebration of International Literacy Day, 2023.
The dignitaries to grace the day are the Hon. Dr. Yaw Osei Adutwum (MP), Minister for Education; Country Representative, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO); Ghana’s High Commissioner to Nigeria; the Hon. Regional Minister of Oti; Ag. Executive Director Complementary Education Agency (CEA); the Country Director, Engage Now Africa (ENA); the Kadjebi District Chief Executive. The others are the Traditional authorities and NGOs within the Complementary education space.
Let the celebration begin.