Speaking in an interview in Lusaka today, Ms Chiwela says the education sector has suffered greatly due to adequate funding from the government.
Ms. Chiwela said government should allocate more than the three percent of the funds set aside for the education sector in the country.
She has further appealed to government to speed up the national policy on illiteracy because it has taken too long adding that the success of adult literacy depends on it.
Ms. Chiwela expressed concern that if the process of policy implementation is not quickly looked into adult literacy will not yield desirable results.
She explained that currently there is no common curriculum and education material that has been put in place to improve the development of adult education.
Ms. Chiwela said the delay has resulted in the development of different types of education materials for adult literacy in the country.