NFBENon-Formal Basic Education
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Results revealed that 75% NFBE learners secured more than 60 percent marks in both the oral and written examinations whereas 81 percent ALC learners reached this level.
Regarding the premises for NFBE Schools and Adult Literacy Centres, the President Brick Kilns Association was contacted to provide suitable place by brick kiln owners, whenever and wherever required for establishing the NFBE Schools and ALCs.
Resultantly, 44 parents / husbands of learners from the selected ALCs and NFBE schools were interviewed.
It was evident from the Table -2 that the average enrolment for sample NFBE Schools was 39, while the respective average for brick kiln and non-brick kiln learners was 30 and 9 respectively.
In 2005, 92% of all NFBE enterprises in the EU were micro enterprises (1-9 persons employed).
Small enterprises (10-49 persons employed) accounted for 21% of total employment and 19% of value added in the NFBE in the EU.
Medium-sized enterprises (50-249 persons employed) accounted for 17% of total employment and 18% of value added in the NFBE.
Within the EU25, self-employment accounted for 16% of total employment across the NFBE in 2005, with 19% of men self-employed, compared with 11% of women.
In 2003, micro enterprises accounted for 30% of jobs in the NFBE in the EU25 and created one fifth (21%) of the value-added of the sector.
Small enterprises accounted for 21% of jobs in the EU25 NFBE, ranging from 12% in Poland to 27% in Latvia.
Medium-sized enterprises in the EU25 accounted for 17% of jobs and 18% of value-added in the NFBE.
The hurdles are lack of political will, leadership and clear strong policy on literacy and Non Formal Basic Education (NFBE), absence of permanent organizational structure for Literacy and NFBE in provinces leading to coordination gap, meager and inconsistent financial assistance and capacity gap.