Reduction of Poverty by investment in NFE at Ghana

At Ghana, the Ministry of Education has mentioned that Non Formal Education Division (NFED) will receive an increased budgetary allocation in the 2011 budget. Besides that, the Ministry is establishing Information, Communication Technology (ICT) centers across the country to ensure that graduates of functional literacy programmes also turn out ICT literate.

At a symposium in Accra to mark this year's International Literacy Day organized by the NFED, the deputy Minister of Education, J.S. Annan described that the aim of the above is to ensure that more non-literates and school drop-outs get enlightened in order to be innovative in their areas of trade and vocation. Other speakers stressed the need for non-literates to enroll in functional literacy.