Umuahiaâ€”The federal government has been called upon to restructure the Non-Formal Education ProgrammeÂ to make it more functional and sustainable at the three tiers of government.
A former Abia Executive Director of the Agency for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non Formal Education, Rev. Uche Kalu Ibe, made the call in an interview in Umuahia yesterday.
Ibe commended President Goodluck Jonathan for authorising the release of funds by the Education Tax Fund (ETF) for educational programmes, saying that adult leaners should take active part in the unfolding political process.
â€œThe non-formal education programme at the federal, state and local council levels should be restructured and re-packaged to accommodate the much needed programmes that will make it functional and sustainable,â€ he added.
Ibe, a former Chairman of South-East Forum of state directors of Adult and Non-Formal Education, said the programme could be sustained through adequate funding, provision of instructional materials and clear expression of political will.
He further called for the support of state governors in efforts to make the progamme a success.
Ibe said that adult learners could make meaningful contributions to the success of the 2011 general election.