Adults to be given chance at learning


ADULT education offers a range of great opportunities to expand people’s knowledge, learn new skills to improve future career prospects and develop self-confidence, a Western education official says.
Samson Kuman, the matriculation officer with the Ok Tedi Development Foundation, said it was important to remember that learning did not stop when students leave secondary school or university.
Ok Tedi Development Foundation (OTDF) has provided a contract for 22 teachers to tutor adult
matriculation students in Western.
Adult matriculation is about teaching adults who did not complete formal education and often have less confidence when trying to look for jobs.
This part-time contract was signed by the community education services team as an agreement to tutor Grade 11 and 12 adult matriculation students so that they could enhance their skills in reading and writing as most were found to have difficulties in those areas.
The community education services team includes teachers from Kiunga and Tabubil secondary schools and Ningerum High School.
The teachers were selected according to the specialty subjects they taught which were also offered in the adult matriculation programme.
He added that the tutorials would take place outside of the teachers’ normal hours between 4pm and 6pm daily or on weekends and school breaks.
“These teachers are contracted for a 13-week semester and their contracts will be reviewed after each semester,” he said.
Meanwhile, the OTDF communication education services team has written to the three schools to use their classroom facilities for the tutorials as their training centre was far from
where tutors were working and residing.

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