Some 13,850 adults have completed a 21-month course in Functional Literacy in the Ashanti Region.
The beneficiaries formed the twelfth batch of classes instituted by the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sports to empower adult illiterates to read and write.
Addressing facilitators of the programme in the Asante Akim South District at Juaso, Mr. Ampadu Kwakwa, Ashanti Regional Deputy Director of the NFED, said it aimed at equipping adults to contribute meaningfully to national development.
He commended the facilitators for their spirit of voluntarism, adding that efforts were being made to pay them in the near future and urged others to emulate their patriotism.
Abdul Karim Boakye-Yiadom, District Chief Executive of the area, said education was the key to national development and that government was committed to investing in the sector to help realize the set goals.
Mr. Kwame Adomako, the District Coordinator of NFED, commended the Assembly for the immense support it had given the programme, stressing that some of the facilitators who performed creditably would be given supplementary classes that would be set up soon.