Free courses in literacy, numeracy and agriculture on offer

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Ministry for GozoThe Ministry for Gozo is offering a second series of courses in literacy and numeracy and another series of courses on agriculture at the University of Gozo Centre in Xewkija. These courses are 75 per cent co-funded by the European Union through the European Social fund.

The Numeracy and Literacy courses will seek to enhance the basic skills of illiterate/quasi illiterate people in Gozo through the provision of four courses, namely Basic English, Basic Maltese, Basic Numeracy and Basic Reading and Writing Skills. Each course will consist of 80 hours of tuition and will be delivered between March and June 2008.

Courses in Agriculture will seek to enhance the basic skills of those considering working and those already working in the agricultural sector. The courses to be offered include Organic Farming, Soil Conservation, Rabbit Production, Sheep and Goat Cheese Production, Animal Health and Welfare, New Standards and Product Quality and Plant Health and Pathology. Each course will consist of 24 hours of tuition and four hours practical session.

These courses are being offered free of charge. Further information and application forms may be obtained from the officer in charge of short courses, University Gozo Centre, Mgarr Road, Xewkija, telephone 21564559, fax 21564550, email ugc@um.edu.mt.

Anyone interested in attending these courses should apply by February the 29th.

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