Mr. George Bentil is a proud product of Aggrey Memorial School in the Central Region of Ghana (1980 – 1982). He has a Masters Degree in Public Sector Management Programme (January 2006 – December 2006) from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA). From June 1984 to November 1987 he obtained a Bachelor of Arts (BA Hons Arts) from the University of Ghana, Legon. Interestingly he has quite a number of certificates to his credit. These are CESO Certificate from May 1992 to June 1994, SETYM Certificate from June 2004 to November 2004, WIN-WIN Processes Certificate obtained in July 2006.
Mr. Bentil gained employment as the National Service Co-ordinator, Winneba in the Central Region from 1987 to 1989. He later was employed by the Non-Formal Education Division as a Programme Officer in 1990 and rose through the ranks to become a Deputy Director in charge of Field Operations till date. While with NFED, his commitment to work earned him the opportunity to be seconded at the Nuguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research from 1994 to 1997.
In 1996 however, he was awarded with the International Award for Young Scientist by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) among others. His love for reading has encouraged him to write some books including “Prevalence of Schistosomiasis in Southern Ghana” etc.
Key programme activities such as the mobilization of learners, establishment and management of classes, supervision and class activities take place in the regions, districts, zones and classes. The Field Operations Section is the machinery for coordinating the implementation of the National Functional Literacy Programme (NFLP) he on the field. The section delivers its programmes through the Monitoring and Evaluation, Research, Communications, Occupational Skills Development, Training and Theater for Development Units.
The operational task of the section is executed through the formulation and implementation of important policies, development of strategic action plans; inter-agency coordination, supervision, research, monitoring and evaluation. Learning support systems like radio and theatre for development are key aspects of the section’s programmes. Entrepreneurial, micro credit and finance support to learners and communities.
These are the Units in the Field Operations Section –