International Journal of Advanced Education and Research

ISSN: 2455-5746

Vol. 5, Issue 4 (2020)

Availability and utilisation of learning materials in adult basic literacy centres in Anambra state

Author(s): Okoye, Uche Ifeyinwa
Abstract: The study determined the availability and extent of utilisation of learning materials in Adult Basic Literacy Centres (ABLC) in Anambra State. The research design was a descriptive survey. Four research questions guided the study while hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The population for the study comprised all the adult learners and facilitators in ABLC, Anambra State, 3,338 male and 5,153 female made up of 8,491 adult learners, 743 urban and 729 rural made up of 1,472 facilitators. The sample size for the study was 697 comprised 382, 150 male and 232 female learners and 315, urban 159 and rural 156 facilitators. Instrument for data collection was a structured questionnaire which was validated by two experts in Department of Adult and Continuing Education and Department of Educational Foundations, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State. Reliability of instrument was obtained through probability formula called Kuder Richardson and Cronbach alpha. Data were collected and analysed using percentage and mean. The Chi-square and Z- test was used in testing the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings revealed that there is low availability of learning materials, and there is no significant difference between the mean ratings of urban and rural facilitators on the use of learning materials in the ABLC in Anambra State. The findings further revealed that only printed materials was available while other learning materials such as audio visual and online learning materials were not available. It was recommended that the strategies for enhancing the availability of learning materials in urban and rural area is seeking funds from state and local government sources, while on utilisation of learning material, it is by having enough facilitators, monitoring and supervising of facilitators and promoting job satisfaction among facilitators. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others that facilitators should seek funds from state and local government sources in order to make these learning materials available and adequately utilised in rural and urban ABLC Anambra State
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