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Shocking! See The Number Of Illiterates In Nigeria According - UNESCO Illiterates In Nigeria

A recent survey of UNESCO has revealed that millions of Nigerians still lack formal education as against the availability of educational institution and facilities across the country. 

The result of a survey tracking illiteracy has revealed that about 65 million Nigerians are still illiterate, National Programme Advisor on Education, UNESCO Regional Office in Abuja, Dr. Mohammed Alkali, disclosed.
 
Dr. Alkali, who made this known during an advocacy visit to Governor Aminu Bello Masari, said people can be lifted out of poverty if they are empowered with basic reading skills.
 
According to him, “just nine months of literacy increases a person’s earning by up to 10 per cent.”
 
He also revealed that UNESCO in collaboration with National Mass Education Commission (NMEC) embarked on a project to revitalize adult and youth literacy in Nigeria with the target of reducing Nigerian illiteracy rate by between five to six million youths and adults.
 
He, however, pointed out that the Non-Formal Education sector has suffered very low funding and political will in Nigeria, urging states to fulfill their mandates by recruiting and paying UNESCO trained facilitators.
 
He also revealed that UNESCO in collaboration with National Mass Education Commission (NMEC) embarked on a project to revitalize adult and youth literacy in Nigeria with the target of reducing Nigerian illiteracy rates by between five to six million youths and adults.
 
Dr. Alkali further stated that the project was developed with “strategic partnership initiatives sharing responsibilities between UNESCO, Federal Government, states and local government areas to achieve the target results.

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