Ikpeazu Pledge To Reposition The National Agency For Mass Literacy In Abia

Umuahia — From the National Agency for Mass Literacy, Adult
And Non-Formal Education on Friday came a startling disclosure
that 11 million children are out of school nationwide.

Its Executive Director, Professor Abba Abubakar Haladu, who
made the disclosure during a visit to Governor Okezie Ikpeazu in
Umuahia, Abia State, decried the country's dismal mass literacy

He commended the governor for his efforts towards curbing
illiteracy, urging him to equip the state's mass literacy agency for
optimal performance.

Haladu congratulated the state for topping the table in the West
African School Certificate (WASCE) examinations in the last two
years. He also lauded graduands of the state-owned university in
Uturu for excelling at the Nigeria Law School examinations.

The governor, describing education as a catalyst for social
integration and religious tolerance, restated his commitment to
reposition the agency for better delivery.

Ikpeazu, who was a university lecturer, traced the high crime rate
in the country to bad governance.