From Ahmad Mohammed, Bauchi
A bill for a law to provide for the establishment of the Institute of Adult and Non-formal Education Kirfi sponsored by Hon. Abdulkadir Umar Dewu representing Kirfi has passed second reading in Bauchi State House of Assembly.
Leading debate on the Bill, yesterday in Bauchi, Hon Abdulkadir Umar Dewu explained that the rising number of people without education is frightening and the greater challenge is in the Non-formal education sector with over 40 million adult non-literate population hence the establishment of of Adult and Non-formal education in the country is premised on the fact that it can help to bridge the existing gap and improve the numerical deficiency to a reasonable height.
Dewu explained that the only Adult and Non-formal Education Institute in Kangere has been upgraded to College of Education Kangere.
“Based on this development, there is need to reestablish another one in order to meet the promise of delivering the Education For All (EFA) initiative, a programme led by UNESCO which is aimed at the learning needs of all children, youth and adults.”
He said that the Bill is intended to crave for legitimate establishment of the Institute in Kirfi Local Government Area so that the combined population of the axis and the entire State will continue to reap the huge benefits derivable from the Institute.