An Assessment Of The Effectivenenss Of Functional Adult Literacy In The Acquisition Of Skills In Kapy Anga Sub County- Bugiri District-Uganda

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ABSTRACT

The Adult literacy program has been in existence in Uganda since I 964, l111ple111entc'd by

various govern111ent-regi111es and at one ti111e collapsed. In the face or the development

and implementation of the Millennium Development Goals. there has been emphasis on

the core- development hindrances and on how to abate them in order to improve its

global welfare. Among these is to reduce the literacy rate by 20 I 5 through the provision

of Universal fee-free education in signatory- countries to these provisions. This also

looks at the provision of alternative and/or basic education in order to reduce illiteracy in

the ,vorld. In pursuit of this goal. government of Uganda t·e- introduced Functional .'\dull

education in order Lo facilitate the efforts of the other ·formal' educational strategies.

Functional Adult Literacy (FAL) was dee111ed necessary for none- school going age

adults ,vho wanted to become literate in order to enhance their livelihoods and those ol'

their communities. This research was carried out in order to assess the effectiveness 01·

the govern111ent Adult Literacy program in Bugiri district and it was a case study or

K_apyanga Sub County's. The research mainly took up a qualitative study in data

collection and analysis although there were some ele111enls of quantitative research in the

presentation or data. Questionnaires and self administered questionnaire \\•ere

administered Lo FAL instructors and learners respectively. There were t,venty four (24)

instructors and one hundred and seventy six ( 176) learners who participated in this study.

The results shmved that poverty ,vas the major proble111 oraclull learners in Bugiri district

and illiteracy was said to be the cause or this poverty. Besides, the programme ,,as not teaching those skills which were taken as necessary for development and improvement or

the general welfare of learners in Bugiri district hence the recommendations made

tm,ards the improvement of the program pointed Lo wards the incu !cation of socioeconomic empowerment into the instruction of kno,vledge and skills as opposed to the predominantly English language instruction.

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SSA, R (2021). An Assessment Of The Effectivenenss Of Functional Adult Literacy In The Acquisition Of Skills In Kapy Anga Sub County- Bugiri District-Uganda. Afribary.com: Retrieved June 18, 2021, from https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-the-effectivenenss-of-functional-adult-literacy-in-the-acquisition-of-skills-in-kapy-anga-sub-county-bugiri-district-uganda

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Research, SSA. "An Assessment Of The Effectivenenss Of Functional Adult Literacy In The Acquisition Of Skills In Kapy Anga Sub County- Bugiri District-Uganda" Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021, https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-the-effectivenenss-of-functional-adult-literacy-in-the-acquisition-of-skills-in-kapy-anga-sub-county-bugiri-district-uganda . Accessed 18 Jun. 2021.

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Research, SSA. "An Assessment Of The Effectivenenss Of Functional Adult Literacy In The Acquisition Of Skills In Kapy Anga Sub County- Bugiri District-Uganda". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 04 Jun. 2021. Web. 18 Jun. 2021. < https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-the-effectivenenss-of-functional-adult-literacy-in-the-acquisition-of-skills-in-kapy-anga-sub-county-bugiri-district-uganda >.

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Research, SSA. "An Assessment Of The Effectivenenss Of Functional Adult Literacy In The Acquisition Of Skills In Kapy Anga Sub County- Bugiri District-Uganda" Afribary.com (2021). Accessed June 18, 2021. https://afribary.com/works/an-assessment-of-the-effectivenenss-of-functional-adult-literacy-in-the-acquisition-of-skills-in-kapy-anga-sub-county-bugiri-district-uganda