Meaning / concept of education; brief history of education in Nigeria; formal education; informal education; importance of education; difference between education and literacy; meaning / concept of adulthood/adult education; the national policy on adult education; characteristics of adult basic education; characteristics of adult learner; goals of adult basic education; history of adult education in Nigeria; rationale for adult education in the Nigerian teacher education programme; types of adult education; methods of teaching in adult education programmes; innovations in adult education programs in Nigeria; problems of adult education in Nigeria; strategies applied to promote adult education, literacy and non-formal education in Nigeria