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Objectives of Non-Formal Education

The basic purpose of non-formal education is education for better living to be imparted outside the bureaucratic structure of the formal educational system. The objectives of non-formal education are hence clustered around drop-outs from formal education, functional illiterates, unemployed or under-employed youths and adults. However, one also needs to realize that the non-formal system of education is not a counter activity in opposition to formal education, but it is meant to complement the formal system of education. The following are some of the objectives of non-fo1.

  • To educate the drop-outs from formal educationrmal education.
  • To raise the functional literacy of adults in the society.
  • To prepare individual for self-employment.
  • To provide life-long education.
  • To raise the social and scientific awareness.