The Role of Information and Communication Technologies in Adult Education and Non Formal Education for National Development in Nigeria

Abstract:

This paper examines the role of information and communication technologies in adult education and non formal education and how it can serve as a catalyst for national development in Nigeria. For competitiveness in global stage, the knowledge based economy is given priority and places great importance on the diffusion and use of information in new technologies for productivity and growth. The determinants of success of national economies and enterprises are reliant upon the effectiveness in gathering and utilizing knowledge. The paper therefore, highlights various aspects of adult and non formal education and the utilization of ICT and some of the challenges that could follow such innovation were x-ray and solutions proffered for greater growth and productivity for sustainable national development.