Nakuru joins World in marking Literacy Day with calls to equip adult education centres

Nakuru County on Monday joined the world in marking International Literacy Day with calls for concerted efforts in addressing the challenges faced in adult education sector.

Speaking during the ceremony held at Boror Chief’s Office at Salgaa Trading centre, Rongai Sub county of Nakuru, Adult Education officer in charge of Nakuru West sub county Dr. Samuel Muthee called on the national government to put more effort in addressing the challenges facing adult hood education.

He says the adulthood education has been neglected with less being done about it despite the huge enrolment in Adult education centres.

According to the Adult education officer, there has been shortage of teachers for adult education-an issue he says the government should address to ensure the centres are well equipped as they play key role in the education sector.

He admits that adult education has positively changed lives of many and the government should not ignore it even when it comes to the education for all programs being implemented in schools.

The educationist also decrying the poor structures of Adulthood education centres adding that they have been relying on the primary and secondary schools but they cannot at the moment as the schools are full.

“For us to achieve literacy level we need enough staff and more so teachers for the adult education as well as structures. We call on the government to come and address this challenge” said Muthee.

Rongai Sub county Deputy County Commissioner Julius Kavita who attended the function and read the speech of the Education CS Prof. George Magoha calling on parents to take serious matters education.

According to the DCC, without education no development can be realized.He warned Parents too of neglecting their children as far as education is concerned.

“There is no end to education even at old age you can still enroll in the adulthood education so that you can be able to understand some things” said Kavita.

During the event, various Adult education centres were awarded trophies for their best performance with the best students too receiving the same.

International Literacy Day is a day to remind world leaders, influencers and the general public of the current status of adult literacy and learning.

UNESCO has used the phrase “Literacy is the best remedy” in its banners seeing literacy as key to the right for all to an education.

This year’s theme is ‘Literacy and Multilingualism’.

The National event was held in West Pokot County led by Education Cs Prof.George Magoha.

PHOTO/Pristone Mambili:Rongai Sub county Deputy County Commissioner Julius Kavita addressing at Boror Chief’s office in Salgaa centre during the International Literecy Day celebrations.

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