About NOGALSS

Who We Are

NOGALSS is the apex organization of all NGOs and Private Organizations in the Non-Formal Sector in Nigeria. NOGALSS is a member of the National Education Group (NEG) and Global Partnership for Education (GPE); a delegate of Joint Consultative Committee on Education (JCC) and National Council on Education (NCE) at the Federal Ministry of Education and a member of the Education Sustainable Development (ESD) Working Group. NOGALSS partners with National Mass Education Commission (NMEC), Nigeria National Commission For UNESCO (UNESCO), UNESCO Regional Office, U2BASS Consult Ltd, FCT Microfinance Bank Ltd, (Sky High and Charles organization) and work closely with all the 36 State For Mass Education and FCT Department For Mass Education.

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Comrade Noah Emmanuel
NOGALSS President

Non-Governmental Association For Literacy Support Services (NOGALSS) is a broad coalition of Civil Society Organizations working to complement government’s efforts at National, State and Local Government Areas in the delivery of Adult and Non-Formal Education in Nigeria. The establishment of NOGALSS was facilitated through the National Mass Education Commission (NMEC) as the Apex/Umbrella Body coordinate, unify, networking and support all relevant Civil Society Organizations that are into Adult and Non-Formal Education in Nigeria.

The Organizations under this great Umbrella are NGOs (Non-Governmental Associations), FBOs (Faith Based Organisations), CBOs (Community Based Organisations), PVOs (Private Voluntary Organisations), all relevant Associations and Individuals that are into the delivery of Mass Literacy and Non-Formal Education in Nigeria. It was established in May, 1994. NOGALSS is duly registered with Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) with the RC: 22703.

NOGALSS in collaboration with National Mass Education Commission (NMEC) establishes and managing relevant Nigeria National Directory of NGOs in Adult and Non-Formal Education in Nigeria for the purpose of effective coordination, networking, resource allocation, interventions, and data collation leading to efficient coordination of Adult and Non-Formal Education in Nigeria. We unveil CSOs registered with us and bring them one on one with Donor Agencies and relevant Stakeholders.

To see a society where all citizens can read, write and access information that are of great benefit to their needs, make meaningful contributions to societal growth and development; provide empowerment for women and girls for sustainable development and self-reliance.

The mission of NOGALSS is to support Nigeria in achieving the set literacy target goal as stipulated in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in line with global practices for her to rank highest among the literate Countries of the World through effective coordination and partnership with relevant Civil Societies Organizations, Advocacies, Sensitization, Monitoring and Evaluation and Collaboration with other Stakeholders, Establish Literacy Centres, Resource Vocational Education Centres for Empowerment Programmes to the beneficiaries for sustainable development.

NOGALSS seeks through a 7-point aims and objectives to empower the citizenry through well-thought-out literacy advocacy for their all-round development.

  1. To complement Government’s efforts at all levels in the provision of functional Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education.
  2. To coordinate the activities of NGOs, Private Voluntary Organization (PVOs), Volunteers and Individuals involved in the delivery of Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education.
  3. To assist the country to achieve its targeted literacy level and thus rank among the highest literate countries of all developed Nations through economic empowerment, employment generations, agricultural activities, multi-purpose cooperative societies, skill acquisitions, amongst others such activities that could help humanity.
  4. (a) To collaborate with National and International Agencies to facilitate Institutional and capacity building of Member Organisations.
    (b) To collaborate and partner with all entities that are in the field of Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education in Nigeria.
  5. To provide a Forum for collaboration among NGOs, PVOs, National, International Agencies, Federal, State and Local Government in the implementation of Literacy Programmes.
  6. To develop and maintain the National Directory of all relevant NGOs and Private Organizations in the field of Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education in Nigeria.
  7. To establish State, Local Government, Ward branches, for the purpose of reaching the grass-roots.

Our target audience are Unschooled Children, Youths, Women and Girls, Adults male & female who had no opportunity or privilege of going through the four walls of the formal school system and those who desire to read and write in Nigerian languages.

NOGALSS is a membership organization with over 250 corporate registered members, 1,500 volunteers and individual members, and over 900 volunteer teachers in our adult learning centers across Nigeria.

In the year 2018/2019, NOGALSS provided literacy skills to Six thousand, three hundred and ninety (6,390) learners enrolled in various literacy programmes comprising One thousand, eight hundred and seventy-seven (1,877) males and Four thousand, five hundred and thirteen (4,513) females respectively. Out of which Four thousand, six hundred and fifty-eight (4,658) learners successfully completed the literacy and Non-Formal Education Programme in different languages. NOGALSS has participated in various National programmes such the Revitalizing Adult and Youth Literacy (RAYL) project where over 4,660,700 Adults, including women and girls were made literate between 2012 and 2016. The Organization successfully carried out the National Non-Formal Education Rural Facilitators’ Programme, where they built the capacity of over 200 Non-formal Education Facilitators both male and female selected from 36 states of the Federation while the National Mass Education Commission (NMEC) supported the payment of their monthly stipends.

As a result of its contributions to the development of Non-Formal Education Sector in Nigeria, UNESCO Paris, in collaboration with the Nigeria National Commission for UNESCO (NatCoM), through the UNESCO Participation Programme, supported NOGALSS with the sum of USD 20,000 to strengthen the capacity of NGOs involved in the delivery of Literacy and Non-Formal Education in Nigeria.

Our members have also gone through series of capacity building workshops in collaboration with partners such as the Nigerian National Commission For UNESCO (NATCOM); the Office of the Senior Special Assistant to the President on SDGs (OSSAP SDG); the National Commission for Mass Literacy, Adult and Non-Formal Education (NMEC) to promote Literacy and Lifelong Learning Activities for the Achievement of the SDGs in 2018/2019.

We engage in the use of participatory learning methods and processes across 36 states in the bid to empower our adult learners to participate in socio-economic and political activities as well as community development efforts. Jointly as the umbrella organization of NGOs, we have graduated over 37,750 adults and out-of-school youths in Basic Literacy and 25,000 in post literacy studies nationwide.

All these are reflected in our mission, vision and objectives. You may visit our website on www.nogalss.org for more information.

Code of Conduct

The Association recognizes that members and employees of the Association are faced daily with decisions that have moral and ethical implications, hence the need for this Code of Conduct.

The Association’s Code of Conduct offers guidelines for responsible behaviour, and sets forth common basis for resolving the principal ethical dilemmas encountered in its everyday operations.

NOGALSS Code of Conducts set out the basic standard of conduct expected of all members and employees of the Association in connection with their official duties.

As NOGALSS, our values and standards form the basis of our success. They inspire trust and confidence on the part of our educational community, government officials, partners, regulatory agencies, and all other associates of NOGALSS.

Hall of Fame

NOGALSS Hall of Fame is our Platform to give recognitions and awards to eminent Individuals and Corporate Organizations who have contributed immensely to the development of Education in Nigeria.

Our Units

Contact, Mobilizations and Network Department was established by the Leadership of NOGALSS to attract and maintain credible relationship with corporate bodies, individuals and other legal persons that will be beneficial to the vision of NOGALSS and has a Team Leader as Chairman. The Leadership of this Department are based on their excellent contact profile and knowledge and are expected to drive its core objectives in concert with other members of the team. Additionally, All the leaders in this Department are knowledgeable and available to proffer dynamic solutions to the challenges of NOGALSS in her bids to produce a literate Nigeria and eradication of poverty.
The Leadership of this Department are to ensure proper communications and cooperation between NOGALSS and one or more entities as official go-between with the top ranking officials in each of these organizations and any other responsibility as may be assigned by the National President.

Funding is a key to the success of the activities of NOGALSS and the access to the sources of these funds has been uncoordinated! Consequently, This Unit was created to facilitate the coordination of contacts and collaboration with development partners, government agencies, international communities, foundations and individuals in quest to access funds.
This Unit, made up of mainly professionals and other skilled persons, was established to promote the aims and objectives of NOGALSS in her bid to produce a literate Nigeria, in addition to any other responsibility as may be assigned from time to time.
The Leader is expected to co-opt credible persons that will help judiciously undertake these responsibilities because of the centrality of funds to the NOGALSS dreams.

This Unit was created to provide information and other educational services in the society that might have been neglected. It is expected that like-minds within the academic communities and other like-minded individuals are grouped together for the purpose of reaching target communities who are educationally disadvantaged for sensitization and establishment of literacy centers. They are at liberty to enlarge the scope of these responsibilities to capture the object of education most especially adults mass literacy and vocational education.
The Educational Outreach Unit was established to promote the aims and objectives of NOGALSS in her bid to produce a literate Nigeria, in addition to any other responsibility as may be assigned by the Chairman.

Faith Based Organizations are strategic in the destiny of many lives and have far reaching effects on remolding of the minds of the youths and adults to enable them begin a new life especially as it relates to the literacy development and creation of wealth.
The Faith Based Advocacy Unit was established to defend and promote the aims and objectives of NOGALSS in her bid to produce a literate Nigeria, in addition to any other responsibility as may be assigned by the Chairman.
This Unit shall be made up of at least 10 persons representing the six geo political zones within Nigeria and as many that the Leader of this unit may deem fit to co-opt that will help douse the sentiments attached to religious beliefs.

This Unit was created to facilitate the collaborations of government at all levels, other political entities and individual politicians to adopt mass literacy as part of their major and strategic projects. They also sensitize this class on the benefits and needs to invest in NOGALSS Cooperative Society Ltd and create empowerment programmes to be midwife by NOGALSS which is expected to affect many lives and have a far reaching effect on remolding of the minds of the youths especially as it relates to the literacy development and creation of wealth/self-reliance.
The Political Based Advocacy Unit was established to promote the aims and objectives of NOGALSS in her bid to produce a literate Nigeria, in addition to any other responsibility as may be assigned from time to time.
This Unit shall be made up of at least 10 persons representing the zones within Nigeria and as many that the Leader may deem fit to co-opt who are knowledgeable in political and youth activities.