Learning Environment and Adult Learners’ Academic Performance in Literacy Education Centres, Ilorin Metropolis
Adult literacy remains the most important weapon with which national development plan can help men and women to develop themselves. Skills in literacy education enable the people to make meaningful contributions towards the national development of their country. This study adopted a descriptive survey design .The population of this study comprised of all the adult learners in Kwara State. Simple random sampling technique was adopted to select 120 adult learners from the literacy education centers in Ilorin metropolis, Kwara State.The instrument used for data collection was a researcher-designed questionnaire titled Learning Environment and Adult Learners’ Academic Performance (LEALAP).. Pilot study was conducted in Literacy Education Center, Adeta, Kwara State. A Performance Test (PT) which contained 10 items (with plausible options) was administered and scored dichotomously to determine adult learners’ academic performance. There was a significant prediction between learning environment and male adult learners’ academic performance in literacy centers in Ilorin Metropolis (r (106) = 0.713; p<0.05). There was a significant prediction between learning environment and female adult learners’ academic performance in literacy centers in Ilorin Metropolis (r (90) = 0.713; p<0.05). Based on the findings of this study, it was recommended that learning environment should be made more conducive and attractive to adult learners in literacy centers.