TURKANA UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LAUNCHES ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES
Turkana university has identified basic literacy programmes as a key Community Social Responsibility (CSR) endeavor. Research has pointed out the low level of literacy in the community. This implies that the participation of community members in the economic and social activities is greatly cantiled by the lack of basic reading and writing skills. In the knowledge era, education is identified as the enabler to growth and development alongside technology. It will be increasingly difficult to leverage on technology without education.
In an effort to enhance literacy among the community, Turkana University College (TUC) has partnered with the Department of Adult and Continuing Education in Turkana County. In a function that was graced By the County Adult and Continuing Education Officer (CACEO), Mr. Emeto Abdirahaman, Turkana University College officially launched the Adult Education Class. The County Adult and Continuing Education Officer (CACEO) was accompanied by Ms. Sheila Lokwawi, Ms. Peninah Ekaale, Mr. Dominic Ngoko and Mr. Albert Omae. The ceremony was witnessed by the University College management led by the Ag. Principal-Prof. George Chemining’wa, Ag. Deputy Principal (Administration, Finance & Planning) – Prof. George Muthaa, Ag. Deputy Principal (Academic and Student Affairs) – Prof. Clifford Machogu, Ag. Director, (Collaboration, Research and Linkages – Dr. Everlyn Kanus, Ag. Registrar (Administration) – Dr. Henry Ongori, Ag. Registrar (Academic Affairs) – Mr. Paul Odongo and Human Resource Officer – Ms. Violet Simiyu,
The CACEO appreciated TUC management for taking the initiative to empower the community through the Adult and Continuing Education Programmes. He promised that his directorate will work hand in hand with TUC to ensure the programme is well managed and sustained. He urged the adult learners and other community members to use this God given opportunity to acquire basic literacy skills and transit to other higher levels of learning. He also noted that, this programme will take care of those disadvantaged in the community and are willing to learn like young mothers, those affected by early marriages and traditions. He encouraged learners by highlighting on the benefits of the education in bringing efficiency and effectiveness at the work place, promote multiple literacy like ICT, business, agriculture, national development, self-improvement and above all be a role model to their own family.
The Ag. Principal commended the County Adult and Continuing Education Officer for supporting the initiative by providing teaching personnel. He promised that the University management will work with Community and the Directorate of Adult Literacy to ensure the success of the programme.