FG develops operational plan for mass literacy programme
The Federal Ministry of Education in collaboration with National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education has developed the operational plan for national mass literacy programmes in the country.
The programme, when implemented will encourage adult education and raise the level of literacy in Nigeria through reading, writing, learning and contributing to the rejuvenation and actualisation of total literacy culture.
Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu who disclosed this at the flag-off of Annual Readership Promotion Campaign organised by the National Library of Nigeria (NLN) said there was a need for private organisations to collaborate with government in promoting readership campaign.
According to him: “Publication of good books that are interesting to the public and institutionalisation of prizes and scholarship awards are important ways to attract public interest in reading.
“It is said that information is power and information can only be obtained by reading which translates to knowledge and experience which are the indispensable ingredient in nation-building.”
In his address, the National Librarian/Chief Executive Office of NLN, Prof. Lenrie Aina disclosed that the agency has partnered the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to establish reading clubs across the nation.
He explained that this year’s readership promotion campaign would take place in the 36 states including the Federal Capital Territory.