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The Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) joined the United Kingdom’s (UK) Department for International Development (DFID) and Implementing Partners (IPs) in a three day Complementary Basic Education (CBE) Progress review meeting for cycle 5 at the Coconut Grove Regency Hotel in Accra.

Complementary Basic Education (CBE) is an intervention to rope in out-of-school children (OOSC) between the ages of 8-14. These children are facilitated in their mother tongue for nine months. The graduates are then transitioned into formal education. Based on assessment some of the children start formal education at primary class three or four.

In a speech, the Hon. Minister of Education, Dr. Matthew Opoku-Prempeh lauded Civil Society and School for Life (SFL) for starting and sustaining the programme. He indicated that CBE as an intervention is not here to stay forever, but to help out-of-school children (OOSC) join their colleagues in the formal school.

Mr. Enoch Cobinna, the Chief Director of the Minister of Education also indicated that since the inspection of CBE in 2013, 248,556 out of-school children (OOSC) have transited to the formal school. He appreciated the National Steering Committee members, which he chairs for their dedication and commitment to the intervention.

Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom (UK) has through CBE been offering support to disadvantaged as well as disabled children.

CBE, hence, offer second chance to under privileged children to get enrolled into formal school.

The Private Sector and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) came up for special commendation for their enormous contribution toward the success in the implementation of the CBE intervention.

Mr. Francis Asumadu, Director, Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) thanked the Crown Agents, United States of Agency for International Development (USAID) and Implementing Partners (IPs) for inviting the Division to participate in the review for cycle 5. He indicated that, the experience was engaging as the education. Mr. Asumadu, stated that the Division was ready to continue with the implementation of the Complementary Basic Education (CBE) intervention, which process is not at much variance with the Non-Formal Education practise.



The quest to reduce illiteracy among Ghanaians and empower many to contribute their quota towards self and national development has been given a major boost with the graduation of over one hundred learners at the Ashaiman Municipality. The Non-Formal Education Division (NFED) remains at the forefront in the provision of functional literacy, to this effect citizens are called upon to avail themselves to be upgraded, especially those who were not privileged to enjoy formal education.

The graduates were not only taken through reading, writing and arithmetic in both Ghanaian and English languages, but also, trained in Income Generating Activities (IGA). These include poultry farming and palm oil production, which were exhibited at the


Income Generating Activities were displayed at the graduation ceremony


Stakeholders have always partnered the NFED in the provision of logistics at the community level. In this respect, the Late C. O.e  Marteye, the former Proprietor of Mart Academy was singled out and celebrated for accommodating a GHABA classroom upon their ejection from a church premise. However, Imams, Pastors and Hon. Emmanuel Agboson also allowed their Mosques and Churches to be used as facilitation centers.

The graduation ceremony was on the theme, “Promoting public awareness on literacy and peaceful co-existence in municipality”.

A call was made by the Municipal Coordinator of the NFED to the inhabitants of Ashaiman to take the opportunity offered by the Division to embrace functional literacy to help curb social vices.


September 8th is the INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY and the theme for the global celebration is ‘LITERACY IN A DIGITAL WORLD’.  NFED, Ghana, in collaboration with the UNESCO will celebrate the 51st International Literacy Day at the Teachers Hall on Friday, 8th September, 2017, on the country specific theme “A Digital World in Ghana: The case of Functional Literacy”. Read More


The BandLiteracy Africa includes – Highlife, Calypso, Francophone, Soka, Lover’s Rock, Hip life, Reggae, Salsa, Dancehall, and Jazz.  We equally entertain and educate our audience with spectacular drama and musical performances.In addition, the band composes theme songs for various occasions, provided there is prior notice of twenty one (21) days to the occasion. The Band also has a theatre group that enacts sketches on developmental issues on Health, Education, Environment and Civic responsibilities etc. Dates to be announced.


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