How to boost literacy level, by Oyo gov
Oyo State Governor Isiaq Abiola Ajimobi has said that educative programmes on radio can held to reduce illiteracy level in the state.
Speaking while receiving representatives of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the governor’s office in Ibadan, Ajimobi said majority of the adults within the society who may be ashamed of attending regular classes would prefer education through radio.
To this end, he said the state government would be willing to provide necessary incentives and logistics to ensure mass literacy as, according to him, education is the foundation of any development.
The governor then suggested the inclusion of vocational training and skills acquisition in the mass literacy programme to empower the beneficiaries and also improve on their literacy level.
Earlier, the United Nations representatives led by Mr. John Edeh emphasized the need for government at all levels to support adult and youth education.
He noted that in 2012, the federal government initiated a programme to revitalize adult and youth literacy which was aimed at reducing Nigerian illiteracy level of about six million youths and adults.