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ERIC Number: ED010869
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 112
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THE ROLE AND IMPORTANCE OF ADULT EDUCATION IN ZAMBIA. REPORT OF THE FRIEDRICH EBERT FOUNDATION SEMINAR (LUSAKA, APRIL 25-30, 1966).
THE FOLLOWING WERE BROUGHT OUT IN THIS COLLECTION OF PAPERS AND RECOMMENDATIONS OF AN ADULT EDUCATION SEMINAR HELD AT THE STAFF TRAINING COLLEGE, LUSAKA, ZAMBIA--AT THE TIME OF INDEPENDENCE IN ZAMBIA IN 1964, ADULT EDUCATION FACILITIES EXISTED IN ONLY THREE PROVINCES ON THE RAILROAD LINE, AND OVER 60 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION HAD NO FACILITIES. OF 1.5 MILLION ADULTS, 1 MILLION HAD NEVER BEEN TO SCHOOL. OF PERSONS OVER 16, 75 PERCENT OF THE MALES AND 93 PERCENT OF THE FEMALES WERE ILLITERATE, MOSTLY IN THE RURAL AREAS. EARLY IN 1964 A CRASH PROGRAM OF NIGHT SCHOOLS WAS ORGANIZED IN CENTERS AWAY FROM THE RAILROAD. A CORRESPONDENCE COURSE UNIT WAS ESTABLISHED AT EVELYN HONE COLLEGE OF FURTHER EDUCATION, AND FEES WERE REDUCED AND A POLICY OF INCENTIVE FEE REMISSION INITIATED. IN 1965 A DETAILED ADULT EDUCATION PLAN WAS PREPARED AS PART OF THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN, 1965-70. AN ADULT EDUCATION SECTION WAS ADDED AT MINISTRY HEADQUARTERS, THE CORRESPONDENCE COURSE UNIT WAS EXPANDED, AND PARTIAL LOCAL FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMS WAS REQUIRED. TWO ADULT EDUCATION CENTERS WERE FOUNDED AT NDOLA AND LUANSHYA WHERE DAY COURSES AS WELL AS EVENING COULD BE GIVEN--IDEAL FOR DAY-RELEASE, SHORT COURSES, AND COURSES FOR WOMEN. (EB)
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