The Tain District Non- Formal Education Directorate (NFED has embarked on public education and awareness creation exercise as part of its activities towards the celebration of this year’s International Literacy Day Celebrations (ILD).
This year’s celebration which is scheduled to take place on Sunday 8th September is under the theme “ Literacy and Multilingualism” looks at the critical role language plays in daily lives of people not only as a tool for communication, education, social integration and development, but also as a repository for each person’s unique identity, cultural history, traditions and memory.
The day which is commemorated annually also serves as an opportunity to raise awareness of the relevance of literacy to national socio-economic development.
Madam Agnes Yelezuome, the District Director said the Department aim is to ensure people are able to read and write and urged all those you could not get formal education to access education through the Non-Formal education to be able to read and write.
Madam Yelezuome described education as the backbone of every wealthy community and nation, and as a result the district directorate is putting in adequate measures to revamp their various classes and intends to create more to enable the public have easy access of it.
She gave the assurance that the Directorate will frequently engage and sensitize the public to generate their interest to enroll with them.
According to her, all teaching and learning materials will be giving out free and urged all those who could not access formal education to get involve especially the elderly, school drop outs, artisans etc.