Factors Influencing the Implementation of adult literacy programme in Githurai Division , Kiambu County
Wambui, Wanjiku M
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Adult education is the voluntary act of learning that is undertaken in some form of structured organized system by mature men and women. Adult education has enabled adults who have never had the advantage of any formal education a chance to education and remedial education to those who prematurely dropped out of the normal school system. It also provides further and continuing education to different categories of the formal education completers in order to improve their basic knowledge and skills, in service on jobs (vocational and professional). Adult education gives citizens necessary aesthetic, cultural and civil education for public enlightment. Through this any mature individual who is willing and needs education gets the opportunity to enhance his/her skills in different fields. The study was to investigate factors influencing implementation of adult literacy in Githurai Division. Adult education tries to eliminate illiteracy from the out of school youths and middle age population. Despite all efforts in adult education sector, there is a worldwide problem of poverty which acts as a barrier since potential learners use all their time trying to earn a living.Therefore the problem of illiteracy has not yet been solved. In Kenya, adult literacy programme has multiple difficulties like half-hearted commitment by government, changing DAE to many low key ministries, low morale due to poor remuneration of adult educators, non-availability of appropriate reading materials, swelling number of illiterates due to wastage in the formal education, lack of follow-up materials and unfocussed language policy This study was motivated by the high number of illiteracy adults in Githurai Division despite the establishment of ACE centres. The purpose was to investigate factors influencing the implementation of literacy programme within the division. Content analysis was then used to analyze the qualitative data using descriptive statistics such as frequency distributions and percentages. Quantative data from questionnaires was equally coded and analyzed using the statistical package of social science (SPSS). The result and findings indicates that there were factors influencing the implementation of adult programme in Githurai division. These factors are, low sensitization of the population, few facilitators, lack of workshops and refresher causes for the implementers, lack of funds, different education levels of learners and lack of funds to implement literacy. The study recommends further study on this area and more so, on the intra institutional factors that can be noted after several supervision in the centres within Githurai.