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The effectiveness of Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) at Rosyln Academy for Adult Learners (RAFAL)

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This research aims to explore how effective is Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET) in terms of improving employee skills and thus improving their performance at work. The Study was conducted at Rosyln Academy for Adult Learners (RAFAL) which is an ABET centre based in Newlands West. The research tries to establish how ABET assists learners to develop their skills in getting better recognition (promotions), salary increments at their workplace as well as in the general social and economic life. In addition to that the research tries to establish if the skills learnt through ABET are being utilized in the workplace. A quantitative approach methodology was followed. A questionnaire was used to collect data. This research is based on a sample of 25 respondents who answered questionnaires giving their own perceptions regarding ABET effectiveness, their satisfaction or dissatisfaction from attending ABET course. The respondents were all from the Indian group and were mainly females. The age distribution ranges from 15 to 40 and above with the older group being more dominant. The results show that ABET structuring and the way it is taught is the correct tool in developing employees skills in a way that it is a catalyst in alleviating poverty and the rate of employment. ABET is seen as a tool that facilitate recognition and promotions at workplace. The research highlights the employee’s satisfaction with ABET in general and the effects thereof.


Master of Business Administration. University of KwaZulu-Natal, Westville 2014.


Adult education--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal--Evaluation., Literacy programs--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal., Elementary education of adults--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal., Training needs--South Africa--KwaZulu-Natal., Theses--Business administration., Adult Basic Education and Training (ABET), Rosyln Academy for Adult Learners (RAFAL)