Age is no deterrent to learning, says Jackson
September 10, 2010
Age is no deterrent to learning, says Jackson

by Colin Haywood Fri, Sept 10, 2010

The Zone Two chapter of the Adult Literacy and Continuing Education Programme held its service of Thanksgiving on Sunday, September 5, 2010.{{more}}

The service, held at the New Grounds New Testament Church, began the Zone’s week of activities under the theme “Equipping Our Nation Through Adult and Continuing Education”.

Delivering the sermon titled “Maturational Weaknesses”, retired educator Cleo Jackson expounded on the virtue of perseverance. Jackson, the zone co-ordinator, underscored the importance of staying focussed when “sowing seeds” and to ignore negative comments that seek to discourage participants from learning.

She further stated that age should not be a deterrent to education, since knowledge is dynamic and is always available once opportunities are grasped. Jackson challenged: “When health fails, results are disappointed and others discourage you, don’t go weary, for the harvest day will come.”

Adult Literacy seeks to facilitate learners who slipped through the cracks of formal education. Classes are normally convened late afternoons and evenings in order to accommodate workers.

Zone 2 of the Adult Literacy programme spreads from Mount Bentick to Cedars on the Windward side of the island. The week of activities, which included Monday’s national press conference, Tuesday’s zonal exhibition and a learners’ conference on Wednesday, culminated with a field trip to Bequia yesterday.