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Using Community and Extension Services in Enhancing the Women Literacy Programme: Implications for Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

Abioye, T. (1996) Using Community and Extension Services in Enhancing the Women Literacy Programme: Implications for Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. A JOURNAL OF THE INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION, AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, 13 (2). pp. 285-291.

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the problem of illiteracy in Nigeria. It takes a look at how the Nigerian university, through its various centres and institutes, can contribute effectively by means of community and extension services,· towards the eradication of illiteracy. It then examines the literacy programmes run by the defunct Centre for Adult Education and Extension Services (CAEES) of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Samaru, Zaria. The Centre was running diploma and certificate courses and programmes before it was permanently scrapped in 1996. • If community service is a prerequisite for the university, then it is necessary that ABU should take another look at its programmes, especially as their absence has negative effects on illiterate women. One of the recommendations made was the ·urgent need to review and revive the Adult Education Section because of the huge contribution it had made in the past (and the enormous contribution we envisage it would make in the future) towards mass and, most especially, the women literacy programme (WLP). It was also suggested that a needs assessment survey should be carried out so that the Centre can make provision for their various needs in order to offer them not just basic literacy skills, but productive vocational training so that they can become skilled in income~generating activities that would help to raise the living standard of their families

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
Divisions: Faculty of Law, Arts and Social Sciences > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2016 14:09
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 14:13
URI: http://eprints.covenantuniversity.edu.ng/id/eprint/6961

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