UTILIZING ICTS IN ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMMES FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IN NIGERIA

AUTHOR: NWABUKO, LINUS OKECHUKWU PhD

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF EDUCATION, SCIENCE AND PUBLIC POLICY IN AFRICA (IJESPPA) Vol. 2 No. 1 2012

This paper looked at utilizing ICTs in Adult Literacy Programme in Nigeria. ICT was seen as having convoluted and expanded to include such issues as cyberspace,information age explosion and information resource management. Four discrete understanding of literacy were deciphered to include; literacy as an autonomous set of skills, literacy as applied;practiced and situated; literacy as learning process, and literacy as text. Furthermore, sustainable development of ICT for literacy programmes was described as where adult literacy groups in their various communities strengthen or speed up their literacy development through ICTs without essentially relying on outside help. Benefits of ICT in adult literacy were highlighted and its effect on Adult learners described. Consequently, the roles of ICT in promoting Adult literacy were tabulated and explained. Strategies for sustainability of ICT in literacy programmes were discussed, and a model for stainable ICT project fOr adult literacy development presented. Problems of ICT fOr suitable literacy programme were raised and recommendations made. The paper concluded by stating that ICTs can be of great use in helping to achieve literacy development through the reduction of digital divide between the adult literates and illiterates in the rural and urban areas.

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