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Adult education: Who accesses it and where do they progress to after?

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University of the Witwatersrand (Wits)

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Lolwana, Peliwe





This presentation covers an exploratory study to understand the students who participate in adult education and training centres so as to improve Access, Retention and Success and Progression of these students in the new Community Education and Training College. The presentation suggests that in building a new institution, it is important to centre it with quality data collected on a regular basis. We need to know more about the type of students who participate in these institutions and the CET colleges must be guided on the information to collect on their students, staff, resources, etc. We need to know about the socio-economic developments of local surroundings for these institutions so the link between supply and demand can be made at local levels. We need to develop capability of linking participants to other public services receive such as social grants, health services, Public Works programmes, etc. CET college is about different things, namely: Finishing schooling and closing basic education gaps. Developing occupational skills which will help for Labour Market immersion. Information has to be collected about all these streams, frequently. Capacity to analyse the collected information has to be developed in order to make informed policy decision.

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