Thu. May 13th, 2021

LITERACY FOR GOVERNANCE IN NIGERIA’
PROFESSOR LEKAN OYEDEJI

Introduction
Literacy, the skill of reading, writing and computing must be important and significant for it to have engaged the attention of the whole world since the invention of the art of reading and writing about five thousand years ago. Oracy(oral culture) and literacy (print culture) have existed side by side since then with literacy gaining where oracy loses, As long as people lived in small groups,villages, communities, with little or no noticeable linkages, oral culture persisted and was adequate since members understood the monolingual cultures of such small groups as existed; the cultures were then handed down orally through generations.

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