By Simon Bere
ZIMBABWE’S much acclaimed high literacy rate has, judged by ground realities, not met its billing. This huge disparity between Zimbabwe’s high literacy and its economic performance has led many people to query the merit of literacy in economic performance.
Some have even dismissed Zimbabwe’s boast about education as all hype with no substance. I am afraid I have to also admit that if Zimbabwe’s current state of economy are fruits of a high literacy rate, then maybe those who say “to hell” with our high literacy rate may be right after all.