The Ogun State Government has identified adult literacy as one of the tools necessary for achieving a better educational standard in the State.
The Special Adviser to the State Governor on Primary and Secondary Education, Mrs. Ronke Soyombo made this submission during a strategic meeting tagged; “Wipe Out Illiteracy” (WOI), with stakeholders on Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education, at the Ministry of Education Conference hall, Oke-mosan, Abeokuta.
Soyombo noted that the State had committed itself to the agenda of the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non- Formal Education, to significantly reduce and eradicate the number of youth and adult illiterates by setting and maintaining standard in literacy and numeracy attainment in the sector, promising periodical training to make them more efficient in their presentations.
“The Dapo Abiodun led-administration is more concerned and has invested in the education sector, in which the non-formal education is an integral part of it. However, the “Operation Wipe Out Illiteracy” in Ogun State is to increase the level of literacy, where all citizens both young and old must have a formal education”, Soyombo submitted.
Earlier in his welcome address, the Director, Adult and Mass Education in the State, Mr. Adebola Lawal posited that the meeting was put in place to chart a course on how to advance the adult education sector in the State, commending the government for its unrelenting efforts in providing infrastructural development in schools.
Speaking, the World Bank Project Manager in Ogun State, Miss Olaitan Olawaye hinted that the organisation has been working tirelessly with the current administration, to support and move the Adult and Non- Formal Education forward, enjoining stakeholders to reciprocate government’s gesture by putting in their best for the Project.
Damilola Jacob & Ayoola Obadimu,
Press Officers, MOES&T