Objectives & Functions

1. Developing policy and strategies aimed at eradicating illiteracy in the state
2. Monitor and standardize the implementation of mass literacy in the state
3. Produce self reliant neo-literacy through skill acquisition and functional literacy
4. Create awareness on the importance of literacy and non-formal education and encourage participation on a more sustained basis
5. Solicit the support of stakeholders in the task of making all the state literate
6. Collaborate with local government and non-governmental organization including other stakeholders in implementing literacy, Non-Formal and Continuing Education programmes.

1. Provide functional basic education for adults and youths who have never had the advantage of formal education or who left school too early through establishment of literacy centres.
2. Provide remedial and lifelong education for youths and adults who do not complete basic school.
3. Provide further education for different categories of completers of the formal education system to improve their basic knowledge and skills
4. Provide vocational and professional training for different categories of workers and professionals to improve their skills
5. Give the adult citizens aesthetic cultural and work education for public enlightenment.

Mobilization Activities

Reach out to communities, religious and political leaders to encourage non-literate members of their domain to enroll for literacy programmes. Sensitize members of the public and relevant stakeholders on the activities of the Agency through town hall meetings, distribution of fliers, road shows and advertisement on radio and television e.t.c.

Orientate Stakeholders

Constantly reminding stakeholders on the need to reduce illiteracy rate and increase literacy rate as literacy rate is an index through which the level of development of nations are measured.

Educate Stakeholders

The stakeholders need to be educated on the need to assist the Agency (AANFE) achieve its mandate of reducing illiteracy rate and increasing literacy rate. They should also be educated on the importance of functional literacy of the agency where learners make use of the skills and knowledge acquired immediately unlike the formal education that prepared students for future purpose.

Propagate and Promote

The National Mass Education Commission (NMEC) vision of eradicating illiteracy towards achieving National development and its mission of developing benchmark and strategies aimed at eradicating illiteracy in all the state, monitoring and standardizing implementation of mass literacy delivery in the state. Collaborating with stakeholders in producing neo-literate who are self reliant through skill acquisition and functional literacy.

Liaising with Development Partners

Liaising with development partners for the funding and execution of special projects


Supervise the literacy centres and ensure that the curriculum is used. Also monitor during supervision to the extent to which set objectives have been realized.


The number of completers and drop out of Literacy programmes every year and the number of facilitators employed as well as other facilities the Agency employed to achieve its mandate.

Ensure Stakeholders

Participation in the activities of the agency to encourage them contribute their quota towards the reduction of illiteracy rate.

Raise Consciousness

Raise the consciousness of the communities to their responsibilities in promotion and commitment to AANFE.

Encourage Committees

The skill acquisitions programmes of the agency were organized for learners in the literacy centres and the residents in the area to make them self reliant and to encourage other beneficiaries develop interest in the agency programmes.

Community Mobilization

At the beginning of every literacy year, traditional rulers, community and religious leaders were visited so that they can inform their subject about the commencement of the Literacy year. Apart from this, mobilization and sensitization were usually carried out in markets, public places with distribution of fliers and usage of public address system to usher in the commencement of the literacy year.

Vocational Training

Vocational Training coordination, supervision and implementation

Research Programmes

Research on the particular needs of a learner is quite essential unlike the Conventional School. The facilitator must know the need of each learner so that learners would not withdraw mid way into the programmes when their needs were not considered.