Islamist President Mohamed Morsi faces literacy challenge in Egypt’s move to democracy

Girls at the school gate in Medinet el-Fayoum, Egypt (photo: dpa)
Girls at the school gate in Medinet el-Fayoum, Egypt (photo: dpa)

Egypt's newly-elected Islamist President Mohamed Morsi faces many challenges as he leads his country into a new era of democracy. Not least among his immediate tasks will be to address Egypt's literacy rates and the lack of jobs for its many young people where youth unemployment runs at about 24 per cent.

Islamist President Mohamed Morsi faces literacy challenge in Egypt’s move to democracy

THE ELECTION of Egypt's Mohamed Morsi is a momentous event - an Islamist president taking office in the Arab world by democratic means.

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He is likely to be able to appoint a government and represent Egypt on the world stage as its dem...

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