Today many Adult learners ask, does adult education mean literacy alone? The answer is adult education does not mean literacy alone. It is more than literacy or remedial education to ‘fill gaps’. It is something that people need and want as long as they live,regardless of the amount of their previous education. It must therefore be an integral part of any modern country’s educational system. Who is an adult? An adult is a person who has assumed (whether by his choice or not) some kind of responsibility for self and perhaps, for others and some degree of independence of parental authority and characteristic to the same degree of adolescents, According to (New England Board of Higher Education, 1965). This same adult must be: Physiologically independent Economically independent Socially responsible A spouse, a parent or an active citizen. Aged above 18years What is Education? Education is the transmission of what is worthwhile to those committed to it.
Knowledge acquired through education goes a long way to mold ones destiny to what he tends to become and appear useful in the society at large.