CAPACITY BUILDING IN ADULT AND NON-FORMAL EDUCATION IN NIGERIA Chinwe U. Ugwu1 ABSTRACT: The National Commission for Mass Literacy, adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) is the Federal Statutory Agency set up to co-ordinate all aspects of Non-Formal Education in Nigeria whether offered by government agencies or non-governmental organisations.
Adult education, distinct from child education, is a practice in which adults engage in systematic and sustained self-educating activities in order to gain new forms of knowledge, skills, attitudes, or values. It can mean any form of learning adults engage in beyond traditional schooling, encompassing basic literacy to personal fulfillment as a lifelong learner.
Education in Nigeria is overseen by the Ministry of Education. Local authorities take responsibility for implementing state-controlled policy regarding public education and state schools.The education system is divided into Kindergarten, Primary education, Secondary education and Tertiary education.Nigeria's central government has been dominated by instability since declaring independence from Minister of Education: Adamu Adamu.