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Agbo, Felicia Onyemowo; Isa, Ali A. Muluku – Science Education International, 2017
This paper examined scientific skills and concept learning by rural women for personal and national development. The research design employed was a quasi-experimental, one-group pre-test and post-test design. A non-formal science program package to enhance and empower the rural women's knowledge and skills in their daily activities (nutrition,…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Scientific Concepts, Scientific Literacy, Science Process Skills
Ugwu, Chinwe U. – Commission for International Adult Education, 2015
The National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) is the Federal Statutory Agency set up to co-ordinate all aspects of Non-Formal Education in Nigeria whether offered by government agencies or non-governmental organisations. This study looked at the existing Capacity Building Programme, the delivery methods, impact…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adult Learning, Capacity Building, Nonformal Education
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Akpama, Simon Ibor; Asor, Love Joseph; Erim, Costly M.; Adekola, G. – Higher Education Studies, 2012
Nigeria is a signatory to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) declaration but till now she has not made any significant milestones in actualizing these human development goals. In spite of the coordinated efforts towards mobilizing those in the formal education system to partially address its implementation challenges, serious gaps still exit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Program Implementation, Nonformal Education, Role of Education
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Commission for International Adult Education, 2012
The Commission on International Adult Education (CIAE) of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education (AAACE) provides a forum for the discussion of international issues related to adult education in general, as well as adult education in various countries around the globe. The following purposes summarize the work of the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Foreign Countries, Lifelong Learning, Religion
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Ihejirika, John Chinedu – World Journal of Education, 2012
The purpose of this paper was to examine the concept of poverty and its causes in Nigeria and to analyze how adult and non-formal education programs can be utilized to reduce rural poverty in Nigeria. In spite of Nigeria's affluence in human and material resources, it is classified among countries with high level of poverty. Incidentally, the…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Nonformal Education, Rural Areas, Poverty
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Jogwu, C. N. O. – Education, 2010
All African Nations belong to the category of third world underdeveloped countries of the world. UNDP Human Development Index uses factors like per capita income, health of the people, and educational attainment to classify countries. Adult literacy and gross enrolment ratios are indicators of education status. This paper uses Nigeria, a typical…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Illiteracy, Statistical Data, Foreign Countries
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Hassan, Moshood Ayinde – Educational Research and Reviews, 2009
The purpose of this study is to determine how adult and non formal education is financed in Nigeria; and to examine areas or forms of and the problems of financing adult and non-formal education in Nigeria. Survey research was used in order to carry out the study. Three hundred and twenty five (325) respondents from government agencies,…
Descriptors: Nonformal Education, Correctional Education, Correctional Institutions, Likert Scales
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Nwafor, Oby Maureen; Akubue, Felicia N. – Educational Research and Reviews, 2008
The study surveyed urban women's use of information media and drew attention to the implications for women in leadership positions and non-formal education. A questionnaire containing structured and unstructured items was administered to 300 women resident at Nsukka urban town Enugu State, Nigeria. One hundred and twenty-five usable copies were…
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Leadership, Womens Education
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Uwameiye, Raymond; Omofonmwan, Godwin O. – Australian Journal of Adult Learning, 2004
The purpose of this study was to investigate the objectives of roadside mechanic apprenticeship programs in mid-western Nigeria. Seven statements of objectives were derived for the study, and respondents were required to score each of the seven statements between "1" and "7" in their order of importance and representative of…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Employment Opportunities, Educational Objectives
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Muller, Anne, Ed.; Murtagh, Teresa, Ed. – Education Today, 2002
In 2000, approximately 877 million adults worldwide were illiterate and 113 million children did not attend school. More than two-thirds of those individuals lived in East and South Asia, and two-thirds were females. Functional illiteracy remains high in developed and developing nations alike. The reasons include weak training in how to teach…
Descriptors: Adult Basic Education, Adult Literacy, Adult Programs, Community Education
Ogbondah, Chris; Siddens, Paul J., III – 1999
Drum language, gong language, masquerades, and puppet theater, the traditional forms of communication found in Nigerian culture, reflect tensions that exist between oral and literate cultures. Drum language ranges from simple signals to elaborately coded messages and is learned through both formal and informal educational processes. Formal…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Folk Culture, Foreign Countries, Nonformal Education
Epskamp, Kees P. – 1982
A 13-day workshop was conducted in Nigeria to train 60 community development workers in the educational use of popular theater for community-based adult education. Key goals were conscientization (a gradual learning process in which people look critically at their social situation to gain deeper understanding of the root causes of their problems)…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Audience Participation, Case Studies, Change Agents
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Obidi, S. S. – Comparative Education, 1995
Data from interviews with 55 elderly Yoruba blacksmiths depict the experiences and practices of traditional apprenticeships before the advent of modern schooling in Nigeria. Discusses applications of the apprenticeship model within elementary and secondary schooling as a means of providing socially necessary, community regulated, and effective…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Educational Experience, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education
Mattimore-Knudson, Russell S. – 1982
There are three major kinds of adult education in Nigeria today--traditional adult education, formal adult education, and Islamic adult education. Because it is the form of adult education most promoted by the government, formal adult education is the most dominant approach found in Nigeria. A look at Nigeria's national policy on education…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Literacy, Change Strategies, Compulsory Education
Brigham, Earl K., Ed. – The NFE Exchange, 1981
Devoted to the role of participation in nonformal education (NFE) activities in enhancing development, this issue consists of an article on participation in NFE activities, descriptions of participatory programs, an annotated bibliography on participation, and a review of various publications related to participation. The lead article, "Can…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Citizen Participation, Developing Nations, Disabilities
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