Optimizing Adult and Community Education for Actualizing Millennium Development Goals: The Nigerian Case

By Joshua Olusola Akande.

Published by The Learner Collection

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The paper discusses the concept of adult and community education with a view to underscore its relevance in achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria. This is premised on the notion that whatever the form of knowledge, skills abilities and values taught to achieve the MDGs must reflect the aspirations and values of the community. Adult and community education when optimized has been highlighted in this work as a dynamic tool or strategy to foster community participation and involvement, thereby lending itself to the achievement of Millennium Development Goals imperative in Nigeria.

Keywords: Adult Education Strategy

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 2, pp.215-222. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 541.329KB).

Dr. Joshua Olusola Akande

Senior Lecturer, Department of Continuing Education, Faculty of Education, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria

Joshua Olusola Akande holds Ph.D. degree in Adult Education (Community Development)from University of Ibadan, Nigeria. The focus of his research is Community Development which is fostered mainly through Adult Education. He holds that througb adult education, citizens are transformed who in turn transform the communities by effectively participating in community development projects resulting in overall development of the community. Dr. Joshua Olusola Akande is a family man a religious and community leader. He has published widely in reputable national and international academic journals.

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