Change in Adult Education

the Ghanaian Perspective:

Published on EAEA, by Kate Adoo-Adeku, of the University of Ghana, not dated.

excerpt: … Conclusion: Future of Adult Education in Ghana: As we prepare towards the 21st century, the focus on adult education would be based on challenges that are facing the country. Professional courses which would enhance the competence of practitioners like agriculturalists, accountants, teachers, and religious leaders would be encouraged and sustained. programmes for upgrading the occupational skills of workers and small-scale industrialists would also be carried out.

Attention would also be focused on major problem areas dealing with health issues like maternal and child health care, family planning, teenage pregnancy, and AIDS, in effect family health issues.

Other areas that need attention include civic awareness, illiteracy and environmental management. At the moment the utilization and management of Ghana’s environment have serious problems such as pollution, deforestation and desertification. These have become major national issues and therefore a big challenge to adult educators.

The illiteracy rate in the country is still high and so the Non-formal Education Division of the Ministry of Education (N.F.E.D.) is collaborating with other agencies to combat the problem of adult illiteracy in the country, these efforts would be further strengthened. The Institute of Education which is spearheading the promotion of a University-based Adult Education is not resting on its oars towards the implementation of its programmes for the betterment of our society.

We are indeed hopeful that with an efficient use of our scarce national resources we would be able to face the challenges that lie ahead of all adult educators in Ghana. (full long text).

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