vi) The Department of Education should coordinate with the Department ofDevelopment and Ministry of and organise programmes for vocational skills for the adult illiterates—facilitating flow of funds from programmes like TRYSEM (Training of Youth for Self Employment). Community Polytechnics should also be involved in a large scale in imparting vocational skills amongst the adult illiterates. (This will enhance. the employability of the adult illiterates and thereby create awareness regarding basic needs and issues of life, in the process generating demand for adult literacy as a felt need )
vii) The non-literates should be placed in an environment in which they have constant interface with the challenge of the written word.
viii) Illiterate adults are those who have either not had access to education or having had access, have been unable to complete their schooling. A person has to remain in school atleast for a minimum of four years to attain a relatively irreversible level of. Literacy should be a form of basic training making it possible for the adult to acquire some knowledge as may be necessary. It is imperative that Universalisation of Elementary Education is given top priority in educational planning and resource allocation. The objective should be to ensure that no child in the early nineties shall grow into an illiterate adult in. the next century. (If this can be achieved, we would have then succeeded in controlling the chief contributor to illiteracy in India, i.e. low rate of participation in school education.)
Pages-200 & 201 (Towards an Enlightened and Humane Society)