FG Expresses Worry Over Increasing Rate Of Illiteracy
The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, described the rate of illiteracy in the country as alarming.
The Minister of Education, Alhaji Adamu Adamu, made the remark when he paid a courtesy call on Gov. Alhaji Atiku Bagudu of Kebbi State in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday.
Adamu said the country had about 65 million to 75 million illiterates, describing the figure as unbecoming and high, considering the country’s population.
“Education is the bedrock of any country’s development and any country that does not educate its populace is bound to fail.
“Unfortunately, in Nigeria we have a very large population of illiterates; the illiterates figure, considering our population, is unbecoming,’’ he said.
Adamu, was represented by Mr Jonathan Mbaka, the Director of Basic and Secondary Education, Federal Ministry of Education.