FACTORS RESPONSIBLE FOR PROMOTING WOMEN PARTICIPATION IN ADULT LITERACY PROGRAMMES IN KWARA STATE
This study examined the factors that can promote women participation in adult literacy programmes' in Kwara State. It specifically examined the level of women participation in the basic literacy programme and post-literacy in Kwara State and factors that can promote women participation in the literacy programme in Kwara State. The study adopted a survey research design. The sample of 275 women adult literacy beneficiaries was selected through simple random sampling technique. Data was collected through Factors for Promoting Women Participation in Adult Literacy Programmes Questionnaire (FPWPALPQ) and documentary analysis. The questionnaire was validated by the adult literacy experts and its reliability was determined through test-retest method and 0.72 co-efficient of reliability was obtained. The data were subjected to documentary analysis; mean scores statistics and simple tabulation. The findings of the study revealed that women participation in basic and post-literacy programme was encouraged in terms of those who enrolled and completed the programmes, although, the transition from basic literacy to post literacy was not encouraged as very few completers of basic literacy transited into post-literacy. The study recommends that literacy planners must take women felt needs into consideration, the monetary incentive should be given to women, legislation should be made to recognize literacy certificate for job seeking and admission into formal education institutions among others.
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