FORMAL & NON-FORMAL EDUCATION
Literacy programme for inmate is high on the agender of the Service.Non-formal education for inmates began at
Ankaful in 2007,with training of facilitators and materials provided by the Non-Formal Education Division of
the Ministry of Education. As a further step, the President's Special Initiative on Distance Learning (PSI-DL)
in English Language, Mathematics, Science, Block Laying and Concreting was in April,2008.
With 10 officers trained as facilitators, a lot of qualified and interested inmate were registered for the programme.
However, due to discharges arising out of expiration of sentences and transfer of prisoners to other prison establihments,
the number of the students has drastically reduce to 29. These students are very active and it is hoped that they wuold
complete the programme successfully. The programme is receiving support from the PSI secretarait.
The successes and achievements chalked by the prison in the Central Region have not been without serous challenges.
Obsolete tools, lack of adequate financial resources,lack of staff and accomodation as well as lack of incentives to
motivate officers, among others, have been bane of officers.
As stated earlier on, the soap making project is very viable and will be able to meet the soap detergents needs of
the Service if appropriate additional training is given.This can help the Service to amke substancial saving on its
soap detergent bill.Mobility is also hampering the soap making activities since the unit has no vehicle of its own to
facilitate procurement and distribution of finish goods.