Appraisal of Literacy Learning Spaces Available to Youths and
Young Adults in Enugu State
By
N.E. Osadebe
Nnamdi Azikiwe Library
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
osadebengozi@yahoo. com
G. U. Onyebuchi
Children’s Centre Library
University Women ’5′ Association
University of Nigeria, Nsukka
onyebuchigu@yahoo. com
&
C. Okide
Department of Adult Education
University of Nigeria, Nsukka

 

Abstract
This study appraised the literacy learning spaces available to youth andyoung children in Enugu North Senatorial zone of Enugu state in terms of types, venues, programs and availability of ICT facilities. The population of the study comprised all the 49 dutonomous communities in Enugu North Senatorial Zone, A semi-structured questionnaire was used to gather information for the study. Frequencies and percentages were used to analyze the data gathered. The result shows that various types oflearning spaces exist in the senatorial zone, such as technology learning spaces, cultural learning spaces, and vocational learning spaces. The findings show also that these spaces exist in village squares, schools and private houses etc. Programmes available in the learning
space include discussions on community afliiirs, television viewing, etc. It was also discovered that town unions, government and private individuals are the major proprietors ofthese learning spaces.
Again, since many ofthese literacy learning spaces have no access to the Internet, it was recommended that efforts be made to secure Internet access.
Keywords: Learning spaces, Enugu North, Altemative education, affinity spaces

 

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