How to boost lit­er­acy level, by Oyo gov

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Dele Ogun­yemi Ibaan

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.

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