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The Role of Adult Education in National Development

, , Federal College of Education, Nigeria

ILSHS Volume 32, ISSN 2300-2697


Adult and non-formal education has been apparently much neglected aspect of educational activities in the country. This neglect could be traced to our colonial heritage where the British colonial masters and the early missionaries who pioneered education in the African continent paid attention only to formal education to train clerks and interpreters in Government service and commercial houses; and catechists in the church. The complication and the problem of organizing and administering non-formal education is yet another reason for the neglect.


Jinna, Y.J. & Maikano, P.N. (2014). The Role of Adult Education in National Development. International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, 32, 35-42. Retrieved May 26, 2019 from .