Men who cannot read or write in Traditional Authority Mwambo in Zomba have been urged to register for adult literacy classes.
Zomba district council human resource officer Violet Mpoya made the call last week when she presented certificates to 75 people who have completed adult literacy classes during a function held at Jali Epicenter in the district.
The Adult Literacy Programme is one of the interventions Hunger Project Malawi is implementing in the area in line with the eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
Mpoya said it is worrisome that of the 75, less than five men registered for the classes.
â€œWhen a person is able to read or write, it makes communication of development in the area easy among the communities. Also the levels of understanding become different between the illiterate and the literate,â€ she said.
Ntonda Zone primary education adviser Memory Makiyi pledged her officeâ€™s support by ensuring that adult literacy classes have adequate learning materials.