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Mwanza District Council committed to combat illiteracy

Written by  Brian Wasili

 


An Adult Education Class in progress - File Photo

Mwanza, July 3, 2019: Mwanza District Council says it is committed to reducing illiteracy which is said to be high and impacting negatively on implementation of development activities in the district.

In Mwanza District, illiteracy is at 38 per cent, according to the district’s Social Economic Profile.

In an interview with Malawi News Agency on Tuesday, District Community Development Officer (DCDO) for Mwanza, Phillip Banda said the council had trained 10 adult literacy instructors who will bring lessons close to the people.

“The 10 adult literacy instructors will be expected to teach those who didn’t go to school while young so that they are able to read and understand written documents. This will enhance development in the district,” said Banda.

One newly trained adult literacy instructor, Mathews Bonifesi from Group Village Head (GVH) Ngadziwe in Senior Chief Kanduku, commended the council for the training of the instructors, saying it was an eye opener on how best he could deliver lessons to his charges.

“Now we will be able to deliver using skills that we have acquired during this training,” he said. 

The 10 instructors have been trained to conduct adult literacy classes to read and write English and Chichewa, arithmetic and livelihood skills.

They are expected to be deployed in GVHs Tulonkhondo and Ngadziwe in Senior Chief Kanduku in the district.

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