Reinventing Literacy Education for Sustainable Livelihood in Nigeria

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Ondo State:Pacesetter: Journal of Emmanuel Alayande College of Education,

Introduction: Literacy education; Sustainable livelihood; Literacy education and sustainable livelihood in Nigeria; Literacy and environmental sustainability; Literacy and economic empowerment; Literacy and social equality; Conclusion; Recommendation.

The power of literacy education lies not just in the ability to read and write, but rather in a person's capacity to apply these skills to effectively connect, interpret and discern the intricacies of the world in which he lives. This paper establishes the fact that the empowering potential of literacy education can translate to increasing the three integrated and indivisible dimensions of sustainable development: environmental, economic, and social, in Nigeria. The paper, therefore, concludes that in order to achieve sustainable livelihood in the country, literacy education programmes should, therefore, integrate the three dimensions of sustainable development in its programmes – environmental empowerment, economic development, and social equity.