United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has disclosed that over 62 million Nigerians are illiterate, adding that is inimical to the nation’s growth.
UNESCO also said it would take 58 years to eradicate illiteracy, even with......
innovations like Information and Communications Technology and other learning mechanisms.
Speaking at a global workshop on Teaching and Learning Methods organised by Afe Babalola University (ABUAD), Ado Ekiti yesterday, National Progamme Officer, UNESCO Regional office in Abuja, Dr. Muhammad Alkali, canvassed full embrace of ICT, not only to increase quality of education, but also, for more Nigerians to be educated.
He said the mobile system of education helps to make learning very flexible, particularly in a situation where resources are scarce, thereby fettering citizens’ access to education. “UNESCO is targeting drop-outs which are predominant in JSS2 going by available research in Nigeria. We are seriously concerned and worried with increasing illiteracy in Africa. We are getting a place in the neighbourhood where they can be taught.
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