Forty artisans with no formal education have graduated from a nine-month training programme aimed at enhancing their functional literacy.
They included 29 members of the Ghana Hairdressers and Beauticians’ Association (GHABA) from Ashaiman Bethlehem and 11 others from the Kpone Community.
They studied English Language, Mathematics and civil awareness, which is part of the National Functional Literacy Programme (NFLP).
It was organised by the Non-formal Education Division (NFED) in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality.
The acting Director of the NFED in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipal Assembly, Mr Zac Abraham, congratulated the learners for working hard to complete the programme and urged them to encourage their friends and relatives desirous to be literate to join the programme.
Mr Abraham commended the Municipal Chief Executive of Kpone- Katamanso (KKMA) Mr Solomon T. Appiah, for supporting the activities of NFED.
He appealed to the KKMA and corporate bodies to help establish Information and Communications Technology (ICT) centres in the four zonal councils in the municipality to train more people.
Miss Doris Bioko-Nartey, a graduate, said the educational programme had helped improve service delivery to her customers as she was now able to read and understand product instructions and calculate better.
A staff of the National Commission for Civic Education (NCCE), Mr Peter Selasie Tuekpe, called on residents to desist from indiscriminate dumping of refuse to prevent the spread of diseases.
FROM GODFRED BLAY GIBBAH, ASHAIMAN