Referring to “The China Syndrom” (Aug. 25-31) I find it a very interesting article indeed and there is a lot of truth in what Dr Fetouri says. However, one must keep in mind that not all people in Libya are well off, or for that matter, not everybody in the world can afford to spend so much money to buy products.
I pity the sad flight of illiteracy in your regular column Let's Chat "on the sidelines"(Aug.11-17). As one teacher told you "what do we need to read and write for?" I am not surprised either in reading about migration of rural folks to the glitter of city lights, because of the amenities and opportunity is highly concentrated in the city.
I was very impressed when reading an article titled “The Language Factor” by Zainab Al-Arabi dated Saturday(Nasser)July 21, 2007, page 6. After carefully reading through, I feel I should contribute to such a wonderful write up by Zainab for the improvement of the Libyan educational standards.