Checkout What Lagos Is Doing To Boost Mass Literacy In The StateLagos State Government revealed that, it has concluded plans to deploy additional 1,000 facilitators to its literacy centres, saying about 500 more basic and post literacy centres will also be created across the state.
The state’s Deputy Governor, Dr Oluranti Adebule, who supervises the education ministry revealed this at the official global launch of a new literacy programme, organised by the agency for Mass Education in the office of Special Adviser to Lagos State Governor on Education.
She urged the residents to take advantage of various literacy initiatives of the present administration to develop themselves, pledging that the Akinwunmi Ambode led government would aggressively promote literacy initiatives and scale up incentives so as to increase enrollment, retention and completion of literacy programmes.
‘’I encourage Lagosians to take advantage of this opportunity to learn, it is never too late to learn. Age is no barrier to acquire basic literacy, rather, it will forge a better understanding between the people and the government,‘’ the deputy governor stated
According to her, the current level of literacy is not consistent with the administration’s dream of making Lagos the Africa’s model city, adding that illiteracy does not promote economic growth because according to the governor, Illiterate persons lack literacy, numeracy and essential life skills.
She emphasized that lack of requisite skills to make ends meet had made so many people to be more vulnerable to criminal activities.