Department of Out of School Education and Training

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[Department of Out of School Education and Training ( DOSET ) formely department of Non Formal education is a department in the Ministry of education and Skills Development. It was established in 1981. It is mandated to provide Out of School Education to children, youth and adults who for one reason or another where not able to go to school. The implementation of this task, implores the department to transform the current National Literacy programme into three major programmes as per the 1994 Revised National Policy on Education. The three programmes are the Adult Basic Education progaramme which will eventually subsume the National Literacy Programme, the Skills Training Programme and Out of School Children�s programme, /media

Life Skills and entrepreneurship training

The department realized that acquisition of reading, writing and numeracy provided by the National Literacy programme alone did not adequately meet various needs of learners. For this reason life skills are taught alongside the existing literacy programme such as the following: Nutrition, personal hygiene, basketry, candle and floor polish making, sewing and knitting and entrepreneurship skills.