FUNCTIONAL LITERACY EDUCATION

IMPERATIVE FOR ENHANCING RURAL WOMEN’S DEVELOPMENT IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES

  • I C UKWUABA, Ph.D Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu , Enugu State, Nigeria.
  • MATTHEW AYOGU ALI Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu , Enugu State, Nigeria.
  • FELICIA IFEOMA EGWUONWU Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu , Enugu State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Functional literacy education, developing countries, development, enhancement

Abstract

This paper examines the importance of women in relation to their levels of empowerment in developing countries through functional literacy education. Women issues are global and most pronounced in developing countries where limited accesses to education keep women marginalized. Functional literacy education empowers women to develop socially, economically, politically with entrepreneurial skills to achieve day to day activities to promote per capital income. This paper showcased the importance of functional literacy education to women in developing countries and made some recommendations on empowering women to achieve development for self and national development.

Author Biographies

I C UKWUABA, Ph.D, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu , Enugu State, Nigeria.

DEPARTMENT OF ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

MATTHEW AYOGU ALI, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu , Enugu State, Nigeria.

DEPARTMENT OF ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

FELICIA IFEOMA EGWUONWU, Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Enugu , Enugu State, Nigeria.

DEPARTMENT OF ADULT AND CONTINUING EDUCATION

Published
2018-07-20
Section
Articles