New Perspective in Adult Education in 21st Century Nigeria

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Adult education encompasses diverse educational programmes to accommodate the diverse interest of the diverse clientele. The need-meeting nature of the programmes demands that adult education enterprise should be viewed from different perspectives. In this paper a framework sketching out programmes and offering agencies of adult education has been presented. The programs include: literacy, continuing education, extension education, women education, family education, business/commercial/technical/industrial education, forces and prison staff education, prisoners’ education, education for the handicapped, nomadic education and public enlightenment.


Keywords: Adult Education, Literacy, Christian Missionaries
Stream: Education and Social Welfare
Presentation Type: Virtual Presentation in English
Paper: , New Perspective in Adult Education in 21st Century Nigeria


Dr. Sydney Nwanakponna Osuji

Associate Professor, Department of Continuing Education, Obafemi Awolowo University
Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

Dr. Sydney Nwanakponna OSUJI attended University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria where he got a B.Ed (Religious Studies) in 1975 and later a Ph.D (Adult Education) in 1981. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Continuing Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, where he has been lecturing after his Ph.D in 1981. His research focus is History and Philosophy of Adult Education, Curriculum Studies and Community Development.

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