Adult Education stakeholders in Nakuru County have appealed to the national government to address shortage of teachers within the sector.
Speaking on Friday during International Literacy Day celebrations held at St.Francis Rehabilitation Centre in Kaptwembwo, Nakuru West Sub County adult education officer Dr.Samuel Muthee said the sector has been facing a lot of challenges among them shortage of teachers in adult education centers.
According to Dr.Muthee, 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 challenge we are facing is that our students who are enrolled for national exams are not paid for by the government and we are appealing for that to be looked into. The issue of teachers’ shortage is also a challenge. It is high time the government addresses the same” said Dr.Muthee.
The educationist calling on Churches to also intervene by supporting the adult education towards improving the literacy levels in society.
According to Dr.Muthee, education for all is a collective responsibility that should not be left only only to educationists but Community based organizations should also step in.
“Our appeal to the churches to come work with educationists so that we can improve the literacy levels in society” said Dr.Muthee.
The programs being implemented under the adult education include basic literacy and post-literacy.This year 99 students under the program have been registered in Nakuru West for the KCSE national examination.
Other 59 pupils under the program have also been registered for the KCPE Examinations to be done at the end of the year.
Nakuru county Adult education officer Mr.Jimford Mokua who was also in attendance challenging adult education teachers to play their role in shaping the society through motivation to learners.
“How many aspirations have we killed as teachers? I think it is high time we play a responsibility in reducing the levels of illiteracy in our society” said Mr.Mokua.
The function was also attended by a representative from the Ministry of education who also read the speech of CS Amina Mohammed, adult education officers from various sub counties as well as area administrators.
PHOTO/Pristone Mambili: Nakuru county Adult education officer Mr.JimfordMoku(left) with NakuruWest Sub County adult education officer Dr.Samuel Muthee(second from left) and other officials on Friday during International Literacy Day celebrations held at St.Francis Rehabilitation Centre in Kaptwembwo,Nakuru West.