The Adult Education Division is reporting a productive and successful year for literacy and adult learning.
Carol Charles-White, Field Supervisor at the division says the unit accomplished enough to be proud of in 2019.
Among top proud moments, White revealed that learners from the state prison did very well in business studies.
“One of our main highlights for the academic programs was in the prison program where we had 100 percent pass in Principles of Business. We also had our literacy and numeracy [programmes]which is our base and English as a Second Language, where we teach foreigners English.”
She continued, “We had our summer program during the summer, which is one of our highlights as well. This year we were bombarded, we had a lot of persons coming forward to do programs, all around the island. At the end of August, to highlight our summer programs we had a national exhibition, where we highlighted what was done by persons from the summer program.
Programs teach adults skills in varying fields including interior decorating, sewing, cake decorating, event planning and others.
White also named a parenting programme which took place in each of the seven districts of the Adult Education Division.
The programme is a collaboration between the division and schools in the district.
Meanwhile, the Division still wants to see literacy improve among adults and continues to encourage reading among adults.
“For December, we had our Book-mas, and we asked persons for donations where they gave books and we got a lot of books, I must say and we just want to thank the persons who gave the books because it was a very good gesture. So what we did, we publicized it and persons came, they chose, one or two books. We just did that to encourage persons to read.”
Books are still available for free at the Adult Education Division.