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Financing Adult and Non-Formal Education in Anambra State

By Society For Research And Academic Excellence  et al

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Adult and non-formal education can be seen as related to the concept of recurrent and lifelong learning.
Financing Adult and Non-Formal Education in Anambra State
 
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Abstract

The study was set to determine how adult and non-formal education is financed in Anambra state. Survey design was used in order to carry out the study with a set of questionnaire as the main instrument. One hundred and twenty (120) respondents were used (Teacher and students). Simple random sampling was obtained through balloting and the responses elicited from the respondents were numerically quantified, tabulated and analyzed using rating scale. The analysis showed that: government were not funding adult and non-formal education adequately in Anambra state; funds for adult and non-formal education was obtained mainly from non-governmental organizations. There was no political will on the part of government to fund adult and non-formal education and some problems were confronting financing adult and non-formal education in Nigeria. Based on the findings, it is recommended that efforts should be made by the policy makers to fund adult and non-formal education for the benefit of the masses and other sources of funds should be explored in order to realize the potency of adult and non-formal education. This is in line with World Bank (2003:41) which advocated for cost sharing schemes for providing lifelong education for learners. The World Bank recognized the need for public, individual and companies to make contribution in financing education generally.

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Society For Research And Academic Excellence

Society For Research And Academic Excellence

Based in University of Nigeria, Nsukka, this academic society is incorporated in Nigeria to encourage brilliant and enterprising research scholars, both young and experienced, to make known the results of their hard work for the good of the nation and the world. The Society accepts research initiatives for publications and mentors potential scholars to achieve their vision.
Ugomma Ebirim

Ugomma Ebirim

Ngozi Chuke

Ngozi Chuke

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