Enhancing Literacy Education and Skills Development through the Use of Information and Communication Technologies in Nigeria
 
Sunday A. Itasanmi
Department of Adult Education, University of Ibadan
[email protected]
 
Abstract
The continued demand for literacy education and skills development in Nigeria occasioned by the astronomical increase in the population of the country, its attendant effects on the conventional education delivery mechanisms, low-level accessibility challenges to skills development and technological advancement of the 21st-century call for urgent attention for quick intervention to address factors impeding sustainable development of the country. The lack of access to basic literacy education and skills development has greatly affected peoples' potential to contribute meaningfully to the growth and development of the country. This problem thereby affects the accelerated development of the country and deprived people inclusive education opportunities most notably, those geographically disadvantaged. Hence, this paper seeks to make a case for literacy education and skills development enhancement through the use of ICTs vis-a-vis the growing demand for literacy and skills development in the country. It also examined the prospects inherent in ICTs at enhancing literacy and skills development and perceived challenges in the adoption and utilization of ICTs to strengthen literacy and skills development in Nigeria. 
Keywords: Literacy Education, Information and Communication Technologies, Skills Development, Sustainable Development, Nigeria

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