RE-POSITIONING ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAMMES FOR SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD IN ILORIN METROPOLIS OF KWARA STATE, NIGERIA
SHOLAGBERU, Abdulsalam Oladimeji; KAYODE, Sadiq Toyin & Dr. TAIWO, Toyin Ambali
Educating adult individual in any society is considered as a vital move towards liberating such individual adult. Thus, adult education programmes need to be readdressed to cater for individual adult needs in terms of economic, welfare and social development. Based on this premise, this paper explored the need to re-positioning adult education programmes for sustainable livelihood status of people in Ilorin Metropolis. Survey research design was adopted for the study and sample of 90 adult learners were randomly selected across three adult literacy centers in Ilorin metropolis. The study made use of a structured questionnaire to elicit relevance data from the respondents. Data collected were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. Findings revealed that there was a significant relationship between adult education programme and reducing poverty level of adult individual. Also, there was a significant relationship between adult education programme, economic benefits and attitudinal changes of individual adults in the society. Based on the findings, it was recommended, among others, that reliable and available data must be provided for proper planning and implementation of adult education programme. Society must ascribe value and prestige to this system of learning and appreciate it as needed for lifelong Education. Also, relevant and appropriate teaching and learning materials must be provided to adult literacy centres and adult facilitators/instructors must be adequately motivated.