Repositioning Adult Education to Address Youth Restiveness in Rivers State

Abstract

This paper examined how adult education can be repositioned to address youth restiveness in Rivers State. The study was anchored on John Burton Human Needs Theory.  The key instrument for data collection was Focus Group Discussion (FGD) in three Local Government Areas in Rivers State.  The views of experts in the field of adult education through interviews were also used to complement the experience and personal observation of the writer. The findings of the study revealed that the causes of youth restiveness include illiteracy, poverty, unemployment and insincerity of the community leaders and the activities of the politicians. The author concluded that adult education if repositioned can address youth restiveness and other emerging issues in the society.  Based on the findings, the writer recommended among others that adult education objectives, scope and curriculum should be revisited to address the developmental needs of the youths and that adult education agencies as a matter of urgency should form a synergy

Keywords: Adult Education, Repositioning, Youth, and Restiveness


Article Review Status: Published

Pages: 111-121 (Download PDF)

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