Illiterate Conscripts Warned

Illiterate Conscripts WarnedIlliterate Conscripts Warned

Conscripts will not receive their military service cards if they are illiterate at the time of completing the compulsory military service, says the head of Iran’s Literacy Movement Organization. “According to the regulations of the Military Service Organization, illiterate draftees should participate in literacy courses offered at the military educational centers for three months before starting conscription,” said Ali Baqerzadeh, Mehr News Agency reported. During the period, they must acquire reading and writing skills and their employment in military jobs or maintenance work is restricted, he said. There are four literacy centers affiliated to the MSO across the country.