By; SAMSON YAKI, Lafia
Nasarawa State Government has expressed commitment to eliminate illiteracy particularly among adults in the state.
The state Commissioner of Education, Science and Technology, Hajiya Fatu Jemaita Sabo, who stated this while declaring open a three-day workshop on literacy by radio training, organized by the state department of adult and non formal education in Lafia, said education remains the topmost priority of the state government
She noted that despite the effect of COVID-19, the state government did not relent in its efforts as it has embarked on radio and television teaching to impact knowledge on students at home.
The commissioner urged the participants at the workshop to pay attention so as to gain knowledge that will enable them teach effectively in their respective areas of adult and non formal education centers.
The Representative from the office of the National commission for mass literacy, Abuja, Dr Cecilia Pwon, said the workshop was to equip the facilitators with radio teaching skills so as to make adult Learners literate.
The State Director, Adult and non formal education, Sani Okaku Giza, apart from appreciating the state government and national commission for mass literacy for their concern towards adult Education, equally stressed that the training will give the adult Learners opportunity to read, write and calculate numbers in hausa language across the state.
The three day workshop, brought together adult and non formal education facilitators from the three senatorial zones of the state to be trained on teaching skills on radio.