Adult Education and the Challenges of the 21St Century in Nigeria

E. C. Onyenemezu


Adult education is expected to address the socio-economic, cultural, political and environmental problems besieging humanity in their various societies. This is so because adults are the major occupants of the production sectors of the economy. Unfortunately, the goals of adult education as stated by the federal government in the National Policy on Education, have not been properly achieved. Changes and developments in the 21st century call for a total review and overhaul of adult education. This paper makes a case that changes brought in by globalization and exposition in knowledge brought about through information and communication technology and the need for global peace and harmony in the 21st century, make a review and overhaul of adult education inevitable. The paper recommends that innovations in adult education should among other things improve and retain adult education profession as well as make adult learners become conscious of changes around him.

Key words: Adult, Adult education and challenges.

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