Monday, 6 February 2017

Benue Govt. Re-affirms Commitment to Eradicate Illiteracy

The Benue state government has pledged its continued support for the agency for adult and non-formal education in order to reduce the level of illiteracy in the state.



Governor Samuel Ortom made the pledge when the Executive secretary, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non Formal Education, Professor Abbas Abubakar paid him an advocacy visit in Makurdi.

Ortom stated that already a Benue education project to source funds from independent sources to develop the sector has been established with much of the funds dedicated to adult education.

The governor who noted that education is the number one priority of his administration said reducing the level of illiteracy in the state would afford the people better opportunity to appreciate government policies and as well make informed choices.

Earlier, the Executive Secretary, National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non Formal Education, Professor Abbas Abubakar who said over 2.5 million indigenes of Benue were illiterate solicited the support of the government to reverse the trend.

Abubakar appealed to the governor to recruit more instructors, provide instructional materials, two project vehicles and 25 motorcycles for the the Adult and Non formal education agency in the state to enhance its efficiency.

The Executive Secretary also urged the government to equip the agency’s skills acquisition centers across the state and undertake retraining of its instructors to achieve efficiency.

By Hembadoon Orsar
https://www.leadership.ng/news/570048/benue-re-affirms-commitment-to-eradicate-illiteracy

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