ADULT AND NON-FORMAL EDUCATION AND EMPOWERMENT OF NIGERIAN YOUTHS FOR SELF-RELIANCE

Oluremi Eyitayo Oni

Abstract


For several decades now, the problem of empowering the Nigerian youths for self-reliance to checkmate unemployment has been a great concern to the nation. The poverty level and the inability of most parents to sponsor their wards in school have greatly contributed to youths drop out of school. Many of such youths are used as ad-hoc workers. In order to supplement and assist their parents’ efforts, some joined peers who were thugs, hawkers and sometimes criminals who pick pockets, and commit other crimes. Youths have also become tools in the hands of politicians for purposes of political campaigns and perpetration of heinous vices.

 

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adult education, non-formal education, empowerment of youths, Nigeria

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejes.v0i0.1002

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