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January 26, 2004 _This Day_ (Lagos) Posted to the web January 26, 2004 Chuka Odittah Owerri The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has rated Nigeria among the nine countries with the highest rate of illiteracy in the World. [Editor's note: The article does not say how literacy was measured, whether it was in the official language or mother tongue, or whether it counted any script. Does anyone have more information on this? -JP] -- ____________ JOHN EDWARD PHILIPS <http://human.cc.hirosaki-u.ac.jp/philips/> Buy my last edited volume: _Slave Elites in the Middle East and Africa_ <http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/catalog/data/071030/0710306601.HTM> Wannan wasik'ar i-mel ce daga H-Hausa, inda za'a cigaba da hira game da harshe da al'adu da tarihi da sauran lamura na Hausawa da mak'wabtansu.