LINUS achieves literacy rate of 99.84%

Monday December 17, 2012

http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012/12/17/nation/12461889&sec=nation

KOTA KINABALU: Over the course of three years since its introduction, the Literacy and Numeracy Screen­ings (LINUS) programme for schools has achieved a 99.84% literacy rate and 99.92% numeracy rate.

Education Ministry deputy director-deneral (educational operation sector) Sufa’at Tumin said although the numbers did not meet the 100% target that had been set, the Education Department would continue its efforts to implement LINUS for Year 1 to 3 pupils. To date, a total of 445,000 students are part of the LINUS programme nationwide.

He said the ministry had initiated the LINUS Committee to drive the programme and it would report the developments of the programme to the main Educa­tion NKRA committee to ensure consistency.

Sufa’at said that the literacy growth among students would prepare them for the International Stu­dent Assessment (Pisa).