About us

Background and Mission

The Department of Adult and Community Education (DACE) is one of the two departments of the School of Distance and Lifelong Learning.  

DACE mainly conducts professional training in adult and community education. The professional training was started during the eighties through short courses followed by two-year Diploma in Adult and Community Education, which was replaced in 199 by the three year programme for the Bachelor of adult and Community Education (BACE).

To date, another post graduate programme, Master in Adult and Community Education was launched and it’s currently running. Other programmes which are developed and yet to start include

  1. Postgraduate Diploma in Adult and Community Education.
  2. Postgraduate Diploma In Monitoring And Evaluation
  3. Bachelor of Labour Education (BLE)

Short courses

  • Training of Trainers
  • Effective Communication Skills
  • Management of Community Programmes

Distinctive Competence of DACE
DACE is a centre of excellence in the development and application of professional approaches to adult and community education: a leader in training adult educators and community development workers. It has not only fulfilled this role within the University but has also provided distinguished technical support to government and non-government agencies in functional adult literacy programmes for youth and adults through needs assessment, curriculum and materials development, and programme evaluation. It has provided similar services in the field of non-formal environmental education and community training, in workers’ education and in development communication.