SMH! 63m Adults In Nigeria Are Illiterates, 11.5m Children Are Not In School – Min. Of Education

at 07:55 AM, 19 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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The Federal Government has said that 63 million adults are illiterate and 11.5 million children are out of school in the country.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, stated this yesterday in Abuja during the flag-off of the 2017 International Literacy Day celebration.

He said the Day serves as a platform for government at all levels and other stakeholders to review the progress so far made to tackle problem of adult illiteracy and the menace of out-of-school children.

Adamu, represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Education, Sunny Echono, decried the situation in which a large number of the citizens could neither read nor write. He said: “Worldwide, 750 million adults today still lack even the most basic literacy skills. Some 264 million children and youths are not benefiting from education.”

The minister said the theme of the 2017 International Literacy Day, “Literacy in a digital world”, was apt considering the present administration’s determination to bring the necessary development to the country, adding that digital tools would play a great role in expanding access to learning. Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Mass Literacy and Adult Education (NMEC), Prof. Abba Abubakar Haladu, while acknowledging the challenges of tackling adult illiteracy, said the Commission has come up with an operational plan to address the problems.

He, however, called for support of all stakeholders to address the challenges as the Federal Government alone would not be able to do it.
tegonwa at 08:39 AM, 19 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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And What Are Our Leaders Doing About It?Nothing.Very Hopeless!Nawaa O!
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angesco at 09:41 AM, 19 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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And most of the 63m are IN GOVERNMENT!!!!!!!
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angesco at 09:51 AM, 19 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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Quote from: tegonwa on 08:39 AM, 19 Sep 17
And What Are Our Leaders Doing About It?Nothing.Very Hopeless!Nawaa O!

The LEADERS are the ILLITERATE ones!

Let's what SENSE if any BUHARI will make when he SPEAKS on this years topic - STRIVING FOR PEACE at ongoing 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly. Other world leaders have spoken.

I just hope they can UNDERSTAND his poor PRONUNCTION of ENGLISH - the LINGUA FRANCA of Nigeria.

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crocatum at 10:00 AM, 19 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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63 million is not a small number, no wonder we are not so enlightened.
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Flowpajun at 11:04 AM, 19 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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i cry for Nigeria  Cry
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ruthie at 11:48 AM, 19 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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i believe this..majority of people here are illiterates...They are unable to write a write a sentence without grammatical blunders....Besides, identification is the first step, when this is done...The govt can act!
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christianity at 12:14 PM, 19 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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what do u expect from the poor masses,when their own president is still searching for his school cert since more than 2 years he assumed office.so pls dont blame the gullible nigerians.
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Floyd29 at 01:55 PM, 19 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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Who to blame?
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officynero at 09:51 PM, 19 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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so?
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BournIdentity at 03:17 PM, 22 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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BournIdentity at 05:11 AM, 25 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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BournIdentity at 04:29 AM, 29 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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Oworen25 at 11:35 PM, 29 Sep 17 (1 month ago)
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The government should see through that
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kixme at 01:20 PM, 11 Oct 17 (1 month ago)
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as you talk now means say since you resume office you never do anything... rather you being in that seat has costed more harm than good.

the illiteracy population has rising by 25 %
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