THE USE OF LITERACY IN SOCIETY:
Objectives, Strategy and Programmes of the Mass Literacy Campaign in Kano
Before ’the inception of the Kano State Agency for Mass Education,adult literacy programmes were jointly run by the State Ministry of Education and the Local Government Councils in the State. Although this arrangement had its merits, the most serious problems facing adult literacy programmes then was official neglect, lack of adequate
funds, shortage of trained personnel, dearth of reading materials and excessive bureaucratic red tapism. These factors almost rendered adult literacy programmes in the state non-existent.