An Association for Literacy Support Services NOGALSS in the South West Zone, has called for more financial and material support from the Federal Government in reducing illiteracy and rate of school dropouts in the country
The Vice President of the zone, Dr Mike Alatise made the call at the investiture of zonal Patrons and Matrons in Lagos.
He explained that the inauguration was necessary to backup NOGALSS literacy activities in the zone
“We all know how the illiteracy epidemic has eaten deep into the society with the number rising daily while the
South West zone is experiencing skyrocketing school drop outs and child labour. also in the north, the number of almajiris is increasing while others can’t go to school due to poverty”.
“We know too that the physically disadvantaged who cannot read nor write are there in great numbers hence to profer solutions in this zone, we considered this time as best to engage experienced and professional educationists to serve as literacy fathers and mothers to NOGALSS in the south west”.
According to Dr Alatise the move would go a long way to strengthen the workforce, empower facilitators and increase literacy productivity in the zone.
The Vice President of NOLGASS spelt out their roles to includes support for NOGALSS literacy delivery in south west region, provide linkages to development partners both locally and globally, Literacy Advocacy with government, private organizations, philanthropists and individuals among others”.