Accra, June 28, GNA - The Non-Formal Education (NFED) under the Ministry of Education is set to hold a graduation ceremony on September 22, 2018 for learners who have successfully undergone nine months cycle training in reading, writing, numeracy and functional literacy.
This was made known in a release by the Accra Metro Office of the NFED, and copied to the Ghana News Agency on Thursday.
It noted that the NFED activities offer quality and equitable life-long learning opportunities for the youth and adults outside formal education.
“Our mission is to coordinate NFED activities, where we also provide functional literacy and skills development programmes across Ghana, with our target between the ages of 15- 45 years and above who dropped out of school or did not get the opportunity to attend school.
“At the moment, our classes engulf around associations (Ghana Hairdressers and Beauticians Association, Ghana National Tailors and Dressmakers Association), religious bodies (Presbyterian, Apostolic, Methodist, Roman Catholic and Baptist church), and communities”.
According to Mr Samuel Adu-Boafo Paintsil, Coordinating Director, Accra Metro Office (AMO) for NFED, “each year the division presented certificates to its deserving learners in their respective zones but, this year the division had taken upon its shoulders to organize a grand formal graduation for all its learners.
“In light of this, NFED is appealing to the general public and institutions to come on board and support, to make the programme a success, and to reduce the high illiteracy rate our country is facing.”