Nomads constitute about 6 percent of the African population and are found in at least 20 different countries across the continent (Muhammed and Abbo, 2010:3). In Nigeria, the nomads who constitute about 7.6 percent (9.8 million) of the country’s population were, before the establishment of the National Commission for Nomadic Education (NCNE) in 1989, excluded from all formal educational schemes. The establishment of this commission saw the introduction of a special education system to get the hard-to-reach educated. To decentralize the system, so many states, including Jigawa State established the state’s version of NCNE. In 2008, Jigawa State established the Jigawa State Agency for Nomadic Education. To keep to its mandate of getting all nomads in the state educated, the agency adopted two major strategies – Mobile School System and Open Distance Learning. The later strategy is driven by the various community radio stations scattered in all the zones in the state. Three years down the line, how far has the agency gone in educating the nomads? This paper examines the role the community radio stations have played in educating the nomads through Open Radio Distance Learning using the descriptive research method. Findings reveal that students’ enrolment into the system has increased from less than 15 percent in 2008 to over 65 percent in 2011. Literacy level has equally increased by over 60 percent. Currently, the agency boasts of over 518 instructors and over 26,642 students.
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