THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION’S (UNESCO) SUPPORT FOR ADULT LITERACY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA, 1946-2010: IMPACT ASSESSMENT

  • M. S. Jayeola-Omoyeni Department of Continuing Education, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo, Nigeria
  • A. I. Ajayi Department of History, Adeyemi College of Education, Nigeria

Abstract

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), which is one of the United Nations Organization’s (UNO) agencies is specialized in helping countries to work together in areas of Education, Science and Culture. One of the main aims of UNESCO, is ensuring that everyone in the world has free access to education and must be able to read and write especially in the language of his or her environment. This article analyses the contributions to, and impacts of UNESCO’s various International Conferences and activities on, Adult Literacy Education in Nigeria between 1946 and 2010. The article discussed why the rate of adult illiteracy is still very high despite the efforts of UNESCO and the Federal Government of Nigeria.

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Published
2012-07-27
How to Cite
Jayeola-Omoyeni, M. S., & Ajayi, A. I. (2012). THE UNITED NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION’S (UNESCO) SUPPORT FOR ADULT LITERACY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA, 1946-2010: IMPACT ASSESSMENT. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 8(15). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2012.v8n15p%p