© Kamla-Raj 2005                                                                                J. Soc. Sci., 10(1): 49-53 (2005)



Functional Communication in Non-Governmental Organizations:

Challenges for Post Literacy Development, Language Education

Opportunities and Wider International Relations


Tale Omole1 and Yetunde Ajibade2


1. Department of International Relations, Obafemi Awolowo University,

Ile-Ife, Nigeria

E-mail: taleomole@yahoo.com

2. Department of Special Education and Curriculum Studies, Faculty of Education,

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. Nigeria

Telephone: 08037233625; E-mail: yettya2000@yahoo.co.uk


KEYWORDS Communities; donor agencies;  private sector; public sector; third sector


Abstract The present study examines the Nigerian situation in relation to its communication needs vis-à-vis the language needs of the fast growing ‘third sector’, that is, the non-governmental organizations (NGOs).  An examination of the specific, double-faceted responsibilities of NGOs reveals different language needs from those of the first two – public and private sectors.  What these double-faceted responsibilities are and the challenges they have for literacy development and language use are the focus of this paper.


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