The Role of Adult Education in National Development

  • Jinna Y
  • Maikano P
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Community Development is an initiation put in place to develop an area or put those amenities that are lacking in place. Many communities lack ideas on how to go about this. This paper is of the opinion that re-engineering Adult Education that has been on ground for Community Development will go along way in this regard. Key words like re-engineering education, education, formal and non-formal education and community development were defined. Factors that motivate adults for education were explained. Benefits of Adult Education were enumerated. Hindrances to Adult Education were also discussed. Custom, traditions and interest of the community were considered in drawing the conclusion and recommendations were made in support of putting the interest of the recipients first and government was called upon to give their own encouragement.




Jinna, Y. J., & Maikano, P. N. (2014). The Role of Adult Education in National Development. International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences, 32, 35–42.

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