Why were there many literate, educated people in medieval cities in western Europe?

The medieval cities of many European countries were filled with literate people. This fact is due to the fact that sales and interaction with foreign representatives took place in the cities. Cities in the Middle Ages were centers of literacy and cultural life. People were literate because many had access to education and enlightenment. They had libraries, secondary schools, parish schools and other social institutions. Mainly wealthy people and artisans lived in the cities.

One of the components of a person's success in our time is receiving modern high-quality education, mastering the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary for life in society. A person today needs to study almost all his life, mastering everything new and new, acquiring the necessary professional qualities.