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Adult Education Lacking Policy Direction

The absence of appropriate infrastructure and educational materials for adult literacy in Zambia is now forcing many determined adult learners to go into formal schools where they have to mix with their own children. Clara Moyo, 50, a resident of Chipata town in Eastern Province, stopped school at a tender age. She got married as anilliterate person, gave birth to 11 children and in the process, had three grand children. But in 2006, she made a drastic decision to go back to school! "I stopped school when I was young because I didn't know the goodness of education. But when I was elected chairperson (of some local organisation) I had problems addressing meetings because of language barrier," she recounts "So I went to Katopola basic school in 2006 and started grade eight….(read more)