Factors Affecting the Provision and Management of Non-Formal Adult Basic Education Program in South Gondar Zone

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Addis Ababa University


South GondaI' Zone has lower gross enrolment !'Ote of primwy educatio n, many children and adults who are scallered all over the remote areas are denied access to the formal education system. This calls for the provision of educational opportunity for all these groups of adults and children through the nonjormal education delivelY system. The study was designed with the purpose of assessing the provision and management of nonjormal adult basic education Descriptive survey method lvas elllployed to achieve the il1lended objectives. Data gatheredji'om facil itators thmllgh qllestionl7l/ire lvere analyzed IIsing percentage: Data gathered fi'om Education officials, ' center managelllen:. commillee (CMC) members and adult learners, through interview, focus group discussion and observation were transcribed, analyzed and triangulated with the qualitative data. The major findings of the study are: the program had given low allen lion, lack of propel' curriculum materials, inadequate budget, lack of trained staff related to the progralll. lack oj'coordination and communication among officials, lack of strong and clear policy and researcl/ developmel1l. Based on the major findings and conclusions drawn, the researcher forwarded the following recommendations. The zone should allocate enough budgets for NFABE program by playing the role of coordinating the community and other s take holde rs for the program. The south GondaI' zone has to initiate various stakeholders such as NGOs to be highly involved in the provision of NFABE program.



Non-Formal Adult Basic Education Program