ASSESSMENT OF THE CONTRIBUTION OF ADULT REDUCTION PROGRAMME TOWARDS EDUCATION FOR SELF-ACTUALIZATION ( EDUCATION PROJECT TOPICS AND MATERIALS)
1.1 BACKGROUND OF STUDY
Adult education is the education given to adult person, man or woman. Many people think of education as what goes on in a school classroom, a series of lesson on set “subject’ from time to time by examinations and ending in a “qualified” or ticket to ascertain type and level of job, after that the process is over from this point of view, anyone who has never been to school is uneducated and without knowledge. Such a view was the characteristic of colonial period when foreign rulers were anxious to encourage people to absorb a given type of people of knowledge sufficient to make them god clerks or store keepers and not to go beyond that knowledge to independent thought and questioning.
Some learning is informal that is gained incidentally and casually from conservation in the market or a commercial on the radio or the front page of a newspaper. When learning is consciously promoted, it then becomes part of the process of education. If education is life long, it follows that it can be pursued at any given age. Though it is recognized that some types of learning, particularly skills may depend on youthfulness formal attainment of adulthood is often marked by special ceremonies and rituals varying from traditional initiation to twenty first birthday party.
These attribute include physiological maturity the capacity of marriage and parenthood, at least the potential for earning a living and contribution to the society by the work of the hand or brain and the recognized right to exercise whatever civil duties of the political system allows (such as paying of taxes and voting). An adult is expected to take full responsibility for his action for any debt he incurs, for any agreement. A simple practical definition of an adult, which in corporate or implies these point is a person man or woman who has achieved full physical development and elects to have the right to participate as a responsible home maker, worker and member of the society.