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ERIC Number: EJ1108980
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-6627
An Assessment of Children Literacy Development in Nigeria in the Context of EFA 2015 Policy Targets
Ozohu-Suleiman, Yakubu
Africa Education Review, v9 n3 p485-500 2012
The paper analyses the interface between Nigeria's anticipated failure in the Education for All (EFA) 2015 targets and her policy implementation strategies in relation to children literacy. The principal purpose is to locate evidences that may explain the expected failure. The paper relies largely on secondary data and existing literature to examine key literacy intervention strategies in Nigeria under the Universal Basic Education (UBE) and Nomadic Education policies. The analysis focused on the linkage between the book industries, education funding and literacy policy implementation strategies, where evidence of large scale disagreement was found in support of the thesis of this paper that Nigeria's anticipated failure in the 2015 EFA targets is largely consequent upon poor policy implementation strategy arising from 1) disconnection between her book industry and literacy policy implementation and 2) unsettled socio-demographic influences. Some measures are recommended to reinvigorate Nigeria in the global drive towards EFA beyond 2015.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Nigeria
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