Adult Literacy Program Implemented in Prisons
An education official has praised the prisons’ adult literacy program, which provides inmates in Isiolo County with opportunities to improve their reading and writing skills.
James Nyaga, director of education for the county, stated that several inmates in the correctional facility have transitioned from elementary to secondary and even university levels through adult education.
He urged prisoners to take advantage of the available teachers and learning facilities to advance their education levels, even while incarcerated, and to leave prison with various skills and knowledge.
Mr. Nyaga spoke during the celebration of International Literacy Day at the adult literacy center of Shambani Primary.
Instead of waiting to enroll in adult classes, the director of education urged residents of remote areas to ensure they send their children to school and take advantage of early learning opportunities.
Ms. Joseline Gakii, Isiolo Sub-County Adult Education Officer, disclosed that Isiolo County has a 62 percent illiteracy rate and urged more students to enroll to reverse the negative trend.
Ms. Gakii stated that her department had enrolled 1320 students, including 870 and 450 female and male students.
However, only eleven students will sit for the Kenya Certificate of Primary Education (KCPE) in November.
She urged the government to hire more teachers so the department could accommodate many students across the vast county.
She also challenged the men in the county to enroll in adult classes to adapt their lifestyles to contemporary society, in which educated individuals in all spheres increasingly dominate.
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