Mass literacy: Ajimobi advocates education through radio

Oyo State Governor, Abiola Ajimobi

AjimobiOyo State Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi, has advocated an improvement on literacy by radio programme to reduce the level of illiteracy in the state.

Ajimobi stated this while receiving the representatives and officials of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) at the Governor’s office Agodi, Ibadan.

The Governor explained that majority of the adults in the society who may be ashamed of attending regular classes would prefer education through radio.

He said the state government would be willing to provide the necessary incentives and logistics to ensure mass literacy, stressing that education is the foundation of any development.

Governor Ajimobi also suggested the inclusion of vocational training and skills acquisition in mass literacy programme to empower the beneficiaries and also improve on the literacy level.

In his earlier remarks, UNESCO Representative, Mr John Edeh, emphasised the need for government at all levels to support adult and youth education.

He said in 2012, the Federal Government had initiated a programme to revitalise adult and youth literacy which he noted was to reduce Nigeria’s illiteracy level of about 6 million youths and adults.