International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Educational Psychology | Nigeria | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023


Managing Adult Education to Meet 21st Century Development Challenges in Nigeria

WAMI Kevin Chinweikpe


Abstract: This paper examined the concept of adult education, ascertained the objectives of adult education in Nigeria, assessed the management of adult education in Nigeria, analyzed adult education and development in Nigeria, identified the problems of adult education in meeting 21st century development challenges in Nigeria, and highlighted the strategies for managing adult education to meet 21st century development challenges in Nigeria. The paper concluded that in the 21st century, Nigeria is facing development challenges. If properly implemented and efficiently managed, adult education can bring about the desired positive changes because it plays significant roles in economic, social and political development. it is widely acknowledged that growth in a country?s economy will not reduce poverty unless the poor are able to actively participate in it. Such participation can become effective through adult education. Therefore, Nigerians would need some kind of formal and non - formal education and training for the country to overcome its development challenges. It was suggested among others that government should ensure that adult education facilitators are adequately remunerated to contend with the prices of things in the open market; their remuneration should be made very lucrative to attract the best brains; managers of adult education should ensure that adult education programmes are effectively managed to meet 21st century development challenges in Nigeria.


Keywords: Management, Adult Education, Development, Challenges, 21st Century, Nigeria


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,


Pages: 1692 - 1697


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