In the bid to eradicate the huge level of illiteracy in Lagos State, the Lagos State Government has trained another batch of 250 Adult Education Teachers under the “Eko n’kekoo” programme, meaning Lagos is learning.
Recall that the first batch of Adult Education teachers was trained in January 2017.
The Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Obafela Bank- Olemoh who represented Governor Akinwunmi Ambode stated at the second batch training of the teachers recently that the training of the facilitators is in line with the present administration’s promise to train 1,000 adult education teachers as part of efforts to increase the literacy level of the State to 95% among Adult Learners.
He said more Adult Literacy Education Centres have also been opened in different parts of the State in a bid to gradually eradicate illiteracy among the State population and achieve the set target.
The Special Adviser on Education also implored the participants to support the initiative by showing a high level of commitment and patience to the job.
Speaking also at the event, the Director, Agency for Mass Education, Mrs. Oluwakemi Kalesanwo, pointed out that the volunteer facilitators have a minimum of National Certificate of Education (NCE) or a higher qualification and a passion for teaching Adult Education classes.
She further explained that apart from major subjects English and Mathematics, other subjects like Civic Education and Health topics would also be taught at the centres.