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Acting Director of NFED, Mr. Francis Asumedu Addressed the participants

Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh, Minister for Education

 The Acting Director of Non-Formal Education Division (NFED), Mr. Francis Asumadu has appealed to government, development partners, the private sector, corporate bodies and the civil society for financial resources to enable NFED deliver on its mandate and also bridge the 28.5% national illiteracy rate pegged by the 2010 Population and Housing Census report.

He made the appeal at this year’s International Literacy Day celebration organized in Accra by NFED under the theme “A digital world in Ghana: the case of functional literacy”. This year’s celebration marks the 51st anniversary since its inception in 1965.

Mr. Asumadu said his outfit has so far churned out 2.5 million learners, out of which 63% are females and 37% being males. According to him plans were far advanced to establish community learning centres across the country to provide avenues for non-literates to acquire skills in ICT.

The occasion was graced with Traditional Cultural Dance

In a speech read on his behalf at the ILD, 2017 celebration, the Minister of Education, Hon. Dr. Matthew Opoku Prempeh said ICT offered opportunity for non-literates to be educated; stressing the need for NFED to be infused with digital literacy to maximize their usefulness and purpose in the current dispensation. He said “literacy has gone beyond reading, writing and numeracy to include the ability to access information on the global information super highway” so functional literacy would be meaningless if it was not linked up with ICT.

He, however, pledged government’s commitment to adequately resource NFED to deliver on its mandate.

The International Literacy Day is celebrated on September 8 every year under the auspices of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO).







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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