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Non-formal education, key component for development

Takoradi, July 27, GNA – Ms Veronica Niwaa Johnson, the Metropolitan Director for the Non-Formal Education Division of Ghana Education Service, said it is committed to improving the  lives of people who are less privileged in attaining higher education.

Takoradi, July 27, GNA – Ms Veronica Niwaa Johnson, the Metropolitan Director for the Non-Formal Education Division of Ghana Education Service, said it is committed to improving the  lives of people who are less privileged in attaining higher education.

She added that the adult literacy class enables the individual to read and write, sign signatures, understand printed messages, instructions and labels of products, helps in calculation and numeracy as well as helping to perform other literate activities successfully.

Ms Johnson said this at the maiden graduation ceremony for 60 men and women who had gone through literacy and numeracy skills to help better their trading and other social activities.

So far, the non-formal division within the metropolis has 15 centres including Ekuasi Camp Prison and Sekondi Male Prisons classes.

 Ms Johnson said the withdrawal of donor funding as one factor that had crippled the activities of the division and therefore called for stakeholders’ attention to revamp the division.

Ms Esenam Lotsu, the Metropolitan Superintendent of schools said education for all programme continue to be one of the cardinals of the National Education Plan.

She added that a work plan has been created which is to assist the Ministry of Education and other stakeholders to help bring education to the doorstep of all.

Ms Lotsu therefore encouraged the public especially those handicapped in the area of literacy to take advantage of the opportunity to register for the September classes adding, “the display we are witnessing is beautiful and worth emulating”.

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