Assessment of Men’s Participation in Adult Literacy Case Study: Functional Adult Literacy Programmes in Kimanya Sub-County, Masaka District
Author: NALUGAAJU STELLA
This research sought to assess menís participation in adult literacy program: a case of functional adult literacy programmes in kimanya sub-county. This is to show the male participation in adult literacy programmes in kimanya sub-county.
The specific objectives of the study included to establish menís perceptions of adult literacy programmes, to find out the institutional barriers to male participation in adult literacy programmes and to find out the social barriers to male participation in adult literacy programmes.
The study used a case study design using qualitative research methodology. The study involved a total of 50 respondents. Purposive sampling was used to select the respondents in order to get the right information. Data was collected by use of interview guide and questionnaires. Data was analyzed using frequency tables and pie- charts derived from the specific objectives.
The findings from the field showed that there is still low male participation in adult literacy programmes and this is being caused by the perceptions that the male have toward adult literacy, the social barriers and institutional barriers that prevent the men from participating in adult literacy.
The study recommends that through sensitization, fostering equality and equal access of all categories of people that is to say the deaf, blind and poor to attend adult literacy programmes by the government, menís participation can be increased. The government and Ministry of Education and Sports should introduce different sessions for the learners so that everyone can attend the adult literacy classes at his or her own time favourable.