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ADULT EDUCATION CRITICAL IN TACKLING OUT OF SCHOOL CHILDREN PHENOMENAL

Education Minister, Prof.Tahir Mamman and the Minister of State for Education Dr Yusuf Tanko Sununu, have said that the most potent way of tackling out of school children phenomenal is to give adequate attention to adult education,emphasising that educated adults are more prone to educating their children.

The duo are unanimous on the need to tackle Adult illiteracy, stressing that adult illiterates constitute the fountain from which out of school children keep flowing.

Speaking today at a briefing session with the leadership of the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non Formal Education, Education Minister, Prof.Tahir Mamman, said ,one of the fundamental ways to deal with the ever increasing number of out of school children is to educate the parents, adding that an educated parent is more likely to educate his/her child.

Professor Tahir Mamman identified funding, advocacy and committment as key elements necessary in tackling the menace of adult illiteracy.

The Minister directed the leadership of the National Commission for Mass Literacy to furnish his office with the current number of adult illiterates in the Country, their location and strategies for taking them off that shelve.

Briefing the two Ministers earlier, the Director General of the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non Formal Education, Prof Simon Akpama told the Ministers that investment in the Adult Education subsector has the potential of not only improving the overall Literacy level of the country but will also drastically reduce the number of out of school children in Nigeria.

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