Experts believe literacy will aid in harnessing the country’s full potential.
Several individuals still lack basic education despite the fact that education and universal literacy are the cornerstones upon which modern society is formed and maintained. This is perceived as a detrimental factor to the development of the country. A report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) shows that no fewer than 70 percent of Nigerian children are suffering from learning poverty. The report emphasized that many children, even in school, are not learning the fundamental knowledge required for proficiency. Thus, just schooling does not always assure appropriate learning.
Sequel to this, experts have called on the government to ensure that all Nigerians have access to high-quality education and prioritize learning and literacy as basic human rights. Experts believe that focusing on this course will aid in harnessing the country’s full potential and promote development. This was asserted by experts present at the 18th annual conference opening ceremony, the 40th anniversary of the Literacy Promotion Association of Nigeria (LIPAN), formerly known as the Reading Association of Nigeria (RAN). The annual conference tagged “Critical thinking for sustainable living,” was held at Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo.
Increasing literacy rates is said to boost socioeconomic progress.
The president of LIPAN, Professor Graceful Ofodu, recently spoke on the significance of literacy in our society, emphasizing that LIPAN has launched a two-year strategic plan to liberate the country’s population from ignorance through qualitative education. Observing international days and working with organizations like UNICEF and UNESCO are part of the association’s long-term agenda. Adding to the plan’s success has been the creation of a Reading Centre in Opobo, Rivers State, and the distribution of books and reading materials to institutions of learning around the nation.
Prof. Emejulu Obiajulu, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, said that the name change from RAN to LIPAN was made to better align with international standards and the evolution of other similar organizations throughout the world. She claims that the main goals of LIPAN are to increase literacy rates in Nigeria and to leverage that increase to further the country’s socioeconomic progress. Prof. Ibiyemi Olatunji-Bello, Vice Chancellor of LASU, contends that strengthening the course of reducing learning and literacy poverty rates in the country is vital in her speech, in which she also underlined the substantial worth of education to the growth and development of the nation.
UBEC plans to establish 37 smart schools in Nigeria.
According to Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), every effort should be made to deliver a high-quality, well-rounded education to the general public so that the three pillars of progress may be realized: social, political, and economic growth. In addition, he said that the commission has set up 109 ICT centres across the federation’s senatorial districts. Furthermore, UBEC is planning to establish 37 “smart schools” in Nigeria, each of which would be outfitted with state-of-the-art.
The low literacy rate in Nigeria is due to more than simply a lack of motivation or exposure to education. The lack of accessible, low-cost educational resources, particularly for adults, is yet another issue. Poor literacy impacts many parts of an individual’s life, increasing the chance of poverty and the danger of enduring both social and economic hardships, according to empirical data. Illiteracy threatens national aspirations of economic self-sufficiency, poverty reduction, and sustainable development, which hurts long-term prosperity.
Number of Illiterate Nigerians now stands at an estimated 31 percent.
Nigeria has made strides in recent years in eliminating the country’s high illiteracy rate; in some regions, almost every child attends elementary school and graduate’s literate. The number of illiterate Nigerians now stands at an estimated 31 percent. According to a study released in September 2021, the education ministry estimated that out of a total population of 200 million, 38% were illiterate. In spite of the COVID-19 pandemic’s effects, this estimate is claimed to be lower now than it was in 2015.
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NIGERIAN needs to work on its literacy rate because it helps improve social economic and able to harness and reach it’s full potential
Despite the fact that education and widespread literacy are the pillars upon which contemporary society is created and upheld, many people still lack access to basic education. A nation’s ability to read and write hinders its ability to grow.
Literacy is a very important aspect of education in the country. The level of literacy in the county will help in empowerment of the citizens. It will make us more informed and highly important for the growth of the country.
Despite the fact that education and universal literacy are the cornerstones upon which contemporary society is founded and maintained, there are still a few people who do not have a basic education.
Even if many children are attending school, they are not acquiring the fundamental knowledge that is necessary for competency. As a result, attendance at school does not necessarily guarantee proper learning.
Many individuals still lack access to even the most fundamental levels of education, despite the fact that education and broad literacy are the pillars upon which modern civilization is founded and upheld. The literacy rate of a country is a major limiting factor in that country’s economic development.
Many people lack basic education, even though education and literacy are the foundations of modern civilization. Nation growth is hindered by literacy.
Nigeria needs to strive on increasing its literacy rate since doing so helps improve social and economic conditions and makes the country more capable of maximizing its potential.
Literacy level of a country or society will definitely have positive effect on the life of the people in the society.So if federal government prioritize education,it will definitely have very strong positive effect on the life’s of the citizens.
Literacy is essential in every society. Illiteracy somewhat contributes to poverty. In a society where a vast majority are literates, it makes certain things easy. It help development as well.
The government of Nigeria has been urged by education specialists to make sure that all Nigerians have access to high-quality education and to make learning and literacy a top priority as fundamental human rights.
We have to accept the opinions of several experts, concentrating on this path will be beneficial to realizing the full potential of the nation and advancing its growth.
The speech highlighted the enormous significance of education to the growth and development of the nation, and emphasized the importance of strengthening the course of lowering learning and literacy poverty in the country.
The poor education level in Nigeria is the result of a number of factors, including a lack of incentive to learn and limited access to affordable educational resources, especially for adults.
The inability to read and write negatively affects many aspects of a person’s life, including the likelihood of living in poverty and the risk of experiencing both social and economic challenges.
Due to high level of illiteracy and lack of quality education nigeria is still struggling to develop. Teachers that are not well remunerated can’t pass knowledge. Government should do everything required to encourage education.
The literacy rate of a country is a major limiting factor in that country’s economic development.
The level of literacy in the county will help in empowerment of the citizens. Its good to prioritize literacy, education is key.
When almost 70% of the country are not well educated or not educated at all it slows down the pace of the country towards development. For our country to develop government should contribute to education and make it compulsory for everyone.
Illiteracy will not allow the country to developed well people need to be educate so their will be development in the country so for the progress of been developed we all have to be educate for the progress of the country
The country of Nigeria is still struggling to grow because of its high illiteracy rate and poor educational system. Knowledge cannot be transmitted from teachers who are not compensated enough. The government should make all necessary efforts to support and promote educational opportunities for all citizens.
Experts believe literacy will aid in harnessing the country’s full potential. I don’t think literacy might affect the country. We need nothing but good government