Journal of Research in National Development

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Functional Literacy And The Universal Basic Education In Imo State

PN Opara


Functional literacy is the focal point of a good educational system. This study therefore X-rays functional literacy in the primary and Junior Secondary Schools in Imo State under universal basic education. The study reveals the meaning of functional literacy, the true situation on the ground, facilitator of functional literacy, indicators of functional literacy and recommendations. Questionnaire were used to establish the indicators of functional literacy. Also interview was used to find out the true situation regarding level of adequacy of the operation of the universal basic education in ImoState. The result of the study revealed that though the UBE in ImoState has been making effort in the area of the provision of infrastructure, a lot needed to be done for functional literacy to be realized

Keywords: literacy; education; functional; school

JORIND Vol. 5 (2) 2007: pp. 9-9
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