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Scirj Volume VII, Issue VIII, August 2019 Edition
ISSN: 2201-2796


Adedokun, M.O (Ph.D.); Kayode, G.M

Abstract: Education is a vital tool for development because it is a life-long process. Education whether formal, informal or non-formal is germane to development and improved living. Education, with which literacy is essentially associated can lead to improved living both on a personal basis and on the community level. This is a fact when education is viewed not only as a social service but a transformative act that is fundamental to people as well as community development as it expands people knowledge base. Literacy, which used to be traditionally defined as the ability to read, write and calculate has drastically left this stage as the world is globally technologically driven and bearing in mind that literacy is man capacity to expand his own consciousness in a bid to exercise his power over himself, his environment and his society at large. Literacy has also been internationally identified both as human right and a crucial instrument for the personal pursuit of other rights. This paper ,therefore, addresses the importance of literacy acquisition in a bid to meet the needs of all to achieve improved living, self esteem, empowerment, creativity, critical reflection and to access vital information needed for self growth and community development. The author recommends among others that literacy should be accompanied by technology in this technological driven age, that the Federal Government of Nigeria should desist from emphasising formal education but should fund non- formal education to enable every person have access to education. Individuals too must be willing to become literate to overcome poverty.

Reference this Paper: LITERACY AND IMPROVED LIVING IN NIGERIAN COMMUNITIES by Adedokun, M.O (Ph.D.); Kayode, G.M published at: "Scientific Research Journal (Scirj), Volume VII, Issue VIII, August 2019 Edition, Page 91-99 ".

Search Terms: Education, literacy, development, improved living, poverty alleviation

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