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Adult and non-formal education as a veritable tool for attaining millennium development goal 1: Eradication of extreme poverty and hunger in Nigeria

SI Akpama, LJ Asor, CM Erim

Abstract


The roles of adults are critical to the realization of the goal of eradication of extreme poverty and hunger as entrenched in the Millennium Development Goals. Therefore adults must be equipped with relevant knowledge and life skills if they must serve as efficacious conduits to stem the scourge of extreme poverty and hunger in Nigeria. It is only with well informed and adequately empowered adults that the resources of our environment can be harnessed to conquer poverty and hunger. Based on this premise, this paper explores the relevance of adult and non-formal education as a complementary tool to the fight against poverty and hunger in Nigeria. The paper therefore recommends among others that adequate
funding of adult and non-formal education programmes is imperative and urgent to improve service delivery by adult educators; and also, adult education programmes must be reformed to respond to the needs of learners who must acquire knowledge and skills to improve food production, create employment opportunities and generate income in order to reduce poverty and hunger in Nigeria.



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