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01.11.2003 Regional News

Workshop for NFED facilitators ends

By GNA
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Dormaa Ahenkro (B/A) Oct 31, GNA - The government is determined to vigorously pursue the functional literacy programme to enable adult learners to contribute meaningfully to national development.

Mr Nicholas Nai-Adjei, Dormaa District Co-ordinating Director of the programme said at the close of a 10-day training workshop for 51 facilitators organised by the Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) of the Ministry of Education at Dormaa Ahenkro.

The workshop was designed to equip the participants with the skills and knowledge to be able to teach adult learners how to read and write. Mr Nai-Adjei explained that the government had realized the importance of human resources in national development, noting that the functional literacy programme had worked successfully in some countries, including Malaysia and the Netherlands.

Mr Nai-Adjei noted that with the periodic provision of inputs and logistics, it was anticipated that the programme's desired positive impact would be made.

He commended the facilitators for their vital role to ensure the success of the programme and urged them to continue to offer dedicated services at all times.

Mr Kumi Mensah, District Co-ordinator of NFED said the adult learners, apart from learning how to read and write had also been actively engaged in income generating ventures to help improve their living conditions.

He appealed to the government to provide the facilitators with some incentive packages, including bicycles to motivate them to work harder.

The district co-ordinator urged the government to, as a matter of urgency, provide the supervisors with motorbikes to enable them to monitor the work of the facilitators. Mr Ebenezer Anane, course prefect, appealed to the government to provide them with allowances as part of incentive packages.

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