The South African constitution considers Adult Basic Education and Training (AET) a human right. It states that everyone has the right to a basic education, including Adult Basic Education. Which, through reasonable measures, must be made progressively available and accessible to everyone.
Many adults in the country lack basic education and this also includes adults who pass through the school system but more often lack fundamental knowledge.
The lack of fundamental skills such as reading and numeracy is an effective barrier to access services and training opportunities. The concept of AET goes further than mere literacy training. It develops core knowledge, skill, experience and abilities that should be assessed as learning outcomes. AET makes it possible for people to communicate, read and perform basic functions of life, such as personal financial management.
Initially the courses should target employees who will benefit from attending courses in Literacy and Numeracy. These learning areas are important for further training and development of employees.
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