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The Intervention of Adult Education in Surface Water Pollution in the Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria

F Chaba

Abstract


Surface water is undoubtedly one of the most precious natural resources that exist on our planet. The most unfortunate circumstances that man has found himself in, is the pollution of surface water bodies. In the past, the quest for wealth and to satisfy human wants and needs, man has hampered and greatly polluted the environment in which he lives in. The vulnerability of surface water in the Niger-Delta Region of Nigeria to frequent oil spills and has other pollutants have had negative effects on the fragile mangrove ecosystem, wildlife, aquatic resources and most importantly on man. It is in this regard that the intervention of adult education came into being to see that the problems of surface water pollution in the Niger Delta Region is being addressed through its various programmes such as literacy,  vocational/functional literacy programmes, community education, continuing education.



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