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UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION: PANACEA FOR ILLITERACY AND POVERTY IN NIGERIA

Oloruntoyin, S. T. and Olanloye, D. O.

Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
Abstract


Acute poverty and low literacy level in Nigeria are major impediments to development as vast majority of the people in the country do not have access to literacy, to acquire necessary knowledge and skills that will enable them to tackle their socio-economic problems. This study aimed at reviewing the relationship between illiteracy, poverty and Universal Basic Education in Nigeria. Basic achievement of Universal Basic Education and the associated problems were identified. The paper also analyzed the strategies for eradicating illiteracy and poverty in Nigeria through basic education, and was of the opinion that the government should prioritize basic education as the foundation on which illiteracy and poverty can be eliminated.

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