Government of Ekiti State

Education Commissioner Reiterates Government Commitment to Adult Education

August 22, 2019

Ekiti State Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Foluso Daramola has assured that the administration of Governor Kayod Fayemi would continue to give the State Agency for Adult and Non Formal Education the needed support to enable it achieve its mandate of providing adults without formal education the basic skills neededin reading,  writing, simple Mathematics and language proficiency.

The Commissioner gave the assurance while monitoring an Adult Education Class holding at Wesley United Primary School, Iworo Quarters, Omuo-Ekiti in Ekiti East Local Government Area.

Mr. Daramola who described Adult Education Class as an opportunity for adults to regain the formal education they missed earlier in life said learning is a continuous process and that age should not be a barrier to acquiring basic education.

Daramola stressed the importance of education to development noting that the level of awareness and depth of knowledge a person has will, to a large extent, determine his ability to contribute meaningfully to the society.

The Commissioner charged adults attending the school to pay rapt attention to their studies so that they can justify the government’s huge investment to give them basic education. Mr. Daramola who is the sponsor of the Adult Literacy School said the gesture was to give back to the Society that produced him, calling on the youths also to engage in skills acquisition programme that will reduce poverty and hunger, noting that skills acquisition will reduce
criminal tendency in the area and the country in general.

Earlier in her address, the Executive Secretary Agency for Adult and Non Formal Education, Mrs. Bola Akilo commended the efforts of the Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology, Mr. Foluso Daramola for sponsoring the literacy class in the area.

The Executive Secretary who encouraged the registered adult learners to always be punctual during classes noted that the knowledge impart will really assist them in their day to day economic and social activities. She disclosed that instructional materials were distributed to them free of charge and that the class has a total of forty six (46) adult learners.

In his remarks the Coordinating Director in Ekiti East Local Government Area of the State, Mr. Woleola Kayode Michael who was represented by the Secretary of the Council, Mr. Omosehin Kehinde, said that the council will make budgetary provision for Adult Literacy Programme and equally complement the supervision and monitoring to
enable the Center achieve its purpose.

Two of the Adult Learners, Mrs. Olayinka Modupe and Chief (Mrs.) Adeniyi Florence thanked the Commissioner for his concern for them which informed the establishment of the Adult Literacy Class in the area to ensure that they can read and write, even at their old age.

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