Adult Learners' Week launched

Adult Learners' Week launched
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Zambezi Governor Alufea Sampofu says adult learning has the potential to benefit Namibia's workforce economically.
Sampofu says this is because educated and trained workers can contribute to excellence, innovation and competitiveness.
He says adult learning can also bring social benefits through equal opportunities in society.
The Governor made the remarks at the launch of Adult Learners' Week at Katima Mulilo on Wednesday.
The campaign, with activities to promote the benefits of adult learning, is celebrated annually during August.
The first celebration in Namibia was held in 1997, a year after South Africa mobilized the first National Adult Learners' Week.
Sampofu reminded Adult Literacy Teachers that they were important in society, stressing that adult education and training were worthy investments for the country's people, economy and sustainable future.
The adult education project is operational in eight districts, one in each constituency, with more than 100 literacy promoters and over 1000 learners in the Zambezi region.
This year's celebration will take place at Singalamwe in Kongola Constituency.