The Lagos State Government, through the Agency for Mass Education, has trained another batch of 250 Adult Education Teachers under the “Eko Nke Koo” programme.
Speaking at the commencement of the second batch training of the Teachers recently, the State Governor Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, represented by the Special Adviser on Education Mr. Obafela Bank-Olemoh stated that the training of the facilitators is in line with the present administration’s promise to train 1,000 adult education teachers as part of efforts to increase the literacy level of the State to 95% among Adult Learners.
He said more Adult Literacy Education Centres have also been opened in different parts of the State in a bid to gradually eradicate illiteracy among the State population and achieve the set target.
Bank-Olemoh, therefore, implored the participants to support the initiative by showing a high level of commitment and patience to the job.
Speaking also at the event, the Director, Agency for Mass Education, Mrs. Oluwakemi Kalesanwo, pointed out that the volunteer facilitators have a minimum of National Certificate of Education (NCE) or a higher qualification and a passion for teaching Adult Education classes.
She explained that apart from English and Mathematics, other subjects like Civic Education and Health topics would also be taught at the centres.
Recall that the first batch of the Adult Education teachers were trained in January 2017.