Issues of ego and lack of information on the availability and importance of

Issues of ego and lack of information on the

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failure to enroll. Issues of ego and lack of information on the availability and importance of such classes affects enrolment. Economic activities: prospective learners are too busy in their farms and businesses. They only attend when there is nothing else to do especially farmers would attend during the dry season. Age of teachers and learners: adults do not want to be taught by very young teachers; some also feel too old to be in a literacy class. Suggestions to Overcome the Challenges 49
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The government should establish proper adult learning centres which are equipped with suitable furniture for adult learners. communities and NGOs and other willing sponsors should be encouraged to built adult education centres and equip them as a way to supplement government’s efforts the government should allocate more funds to the Adult Education Department for it to be able to purchase and provide enough instructional resources in the learning centres. there is need to expand adult education teacher training programmes to equip the teachers with required skills to enable them run the adult learning centres professionally and effectively. Communities should be encouraged to avoid or ignore cultural beliefs and practices which are outdated yet interfere with educational activities. there is need for the communities to change their attitude towards adult education by embracing the notion of lifelong learning Educate the public through the mass media on the importance of being learning communities in order to sensitise the masses on the value of education at all levels. 50
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