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The Role of Mass Media in the Delivery of Adult Education for National Development

MA Oyebamiji

Abstract


We live in a global world where everyone is interconnected. Investment in the education of adults which will eventually lead to skills development, information and communication technologies, and capital formation at the grassroots level through the mass media cannot be understated. The main thing that separates developed from underdeveloped countries is a gap in knowledge. This is why investment in adult education through the mass media becomes important. This paper explored the concepts of mass media and adult education with the intention of showing the role mass media can play in the promotion of adult education delivery for national development in our society. Medium as a concept has many definitions ranging from a particular form of communication as in “print versus video” to “the industry that provides news and entertainment”. Media, in this paper will be seen as “all the means of communication, whatever its format” which include symbol system as diverse as print, graphics animating, audio and motion pictures.



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