The Adult Basic Education Programs administered by the Community College Board are designed to offer opportunities that will enhance the skills and
abilities of individuals preparing for the workforce or preparing for additional educational opportunities. To be competitive in today's work environment, it is essential that individuals prepare themselves in the areas of math, reading, writing, communication, teamwork and
computer skills. The Adult Basic Education programs will provide the needed assistance in developing these skills and abilities for individuals to move effectively into diverse work settings. If we can be of further assistance, please call our office at 1-888-4-ABEGED.
ABE/GED Phone: 1-888-4-ABEGED or 601-432-6518 Fax: 601-432-6890
Adult Basic Education
The Community College Board is responsible for administering Mississippi's Adult Basic Education Program. This program is designed to
enable adults to acquire the basic education skills necessary for functional literacy;
provide adults with sufficient basic education to enable them to benefit from job training and retaining programs and to retain productive employment so that they might more fully enjoy the benefits and responsibilities of citizenship; and
enable adults who desire to continue their education to at least the level of completion of secondary school.
The Tests of General Educational Development (GED) are developed and administered by the GED Testing Service of the American Council on Education.
Each year they provide close to one million adults with the chance to earn a certificate or diploma that is widely recognized as the equivalent of a high school diploma. Since 1942,
when the GED program began, more than 12 million adults have earned GED credentials. Among their names are some you may recognize, such as Bill Cosby, Waylon Jennings, Mary Lou Retton, and Dave Thomas.