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query_builder September 14, 2018 18:42:13

By Anastacia Agunwa

Anaku (Ayamelum), Sept. 14, 2018 (MOI)

Transition Committee Chairman Ayamelum Local Government Council (LGA), Mr Kenneth Okolo urged learners in Adults and non-formal Education programme to strive to improve on level of education for sustainable future.

``Apart from the basic education in reading, writing and computing skills, you need to acquire the secondary and university education to sustain yourselves and your families,” Okolo said

Mr Okolo gave the advice at the council's secretariat, Anaku during the 2018 Ayamelum Literacy Day Celebration.

The celebration centred on campaigns on the need for people to indulge in adult education as well as acquire acknowledge that would benefit them and their community.

He enjoined those who were self-employed to encourage the unemployed people to follow their footsteps.

The TC chairman pledged his support for the progress of adult education in Ayamelum LGA.

Okolo enjoined the facilitators to handle the people they teach with a sense of maturity, bearing in mind that they were mainly adults of whom some could even older.

Earlier, Mrs Nwosu Bridget, Unit Head Adult and Non- formal Education Ayamelum LGA council described education either for children, youths or adults as a foundation for personal fulfilment, economic growth and societal cohesion.

Mrs Nwosu said that illiteracy was synonymous with blindness as it made people incapable of occupying any public office.

Nwosu said, that 72 adults and non-formal education learners from eight communities in Ayamelum LGA took the Post Literacy Adult and Non-formal Completion Certificate Examination (PLANCCE) this year.

``This is primary six Certificate examination for the programme.

``We have 36 facilitators in 12 centres located in 8 communities of Ayamelum local government area of Anambra state,’’ she added. (MOI)