Ministry calls for more attention to adult education

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Addis Ababa, February 19 (WIC) - Encouraging activities have been undertaken in terms of ensuring access to education under the regular program, Demeke Mekonnen, Minister of Education, has said.

Demeke, who is also deputy Prime Minister, was speaking at the opening on Monday of a conference on public mobilization for adult education.
Adult education would enable the nation to build the capacity of adults to transform their livelihoods and ensure overall development, Demeke said.

He called upon pertinent bodies at all levels to give attention to practical adult education.
Education state Minister, Fuad Ibrahim for his part said the Growth and Transformation has attached prime attention to building the capacities of adults.

It envisages building the capacities of 20 million adults who are directly involved in the production process, he said.
To this end, national adult education board and national technical committee on adult education comprising various ministries were setup and have been undertaking activities, Fuad added.

Representatives of regional states presented their performance report on integrated practical adult education over the first six months of the current Ethiopian budget year. They also shared best practices among themselves.

Ministry of education organized the conference in collaboration with the National Adult Education Board and the National Technical Committee on Adult Education. (ENA)