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FG turns sod for adult literacy office in Kano

By Anthony Otaru, Abuja
13 January 2022   |   2:40 am
Over two million non-literate Nigerians are expected to benefit from the Federal Government’s Multipurpose Hall for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education.

[FILES] Ganduje. Photo/facebook/drabdullahiumargandujeofr/

Over two million non-literate Nigerians are expected to benefit from the Federal Government’s Multipurpose Hall for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education.

Hope for this segment of the society was rekindled yesterday with the foundation laying ceremony of the edifice in the Kano Zonal Office, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education.

Those captured for the programme, aged from 15 years and above, are expected to acquire literacy skills yearly.

Performing the sod-turning in Kano, yesterday, the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education, Prof. Simon Akpama, said the project “is aimed at creating and encouraging teaching and learning environment that will promote full national literacy programme for the Kano centre,” as well as upgrade the status of the centre to reflect regional setting as contained in the commission’s masterplan, developed in 2010.

The commission was established in 1991 with the core mandate to develop a non-formal education curriculum and other learning materials, provide training for middle and lower level adult education personnel, as well as serve as a documentation centre for adult and non-formal education, among others.

Akpama further said the multipurpose hall was part of the concerted effort by the commission to improve the physical structures of the Kano centre with the support of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) intervention fund and regular capital projects.

He had announced the commission’s target of educating a minimum of two million non-literate Nigerians yearly at the launch of the Rural Facilitators Scheme (RFS) in Owerri, Imo State, in October 2021.