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Effect of Social Media On the Reading Culture of Selected Private Secondary School Students in Akinyele Local Government Area, Ibadan, Oyo State Nigeria (Published)

Reading and writing skills are needed for many educational activities. Any person’s mind and personality can be developed with the help of reading. Additionally, it improves a person’s intellectual capacity. However, social media has largely replaced other forms of communication in secondary school students’ daily lives and is slowly but surely consuming the youth’s consciousness, which has an impact on their reading habits. This study investigates the effect of social media on the reading culture of private secondary school students in Oyo state. A descriptive study was employed, with a stratified random sampling method used to collect data from the study respondents through the use of a questionnaire. The findings showed that students’ excessive use of social media adversely impact their reading culture and, to a lesser extent, their academic performance.


Keywords: Private school, reading culture, secondary school students, social media usage

Influence of Libraries in Building a Virile Reading Nation: Challenges and Strategies in Starting Early (Published)

That the nation Nigeria is continually being described as a nation with poor reading culture with declining standard of education is a painful fact we have lived with for years. To reverse this trend and develop virile reading culture in the country, the paper examined the role and influence of the libraries as institutions with the mandate to support teaching, learning and doing research through the instrumentality of language and reading. The paper also examined the roles the stakeholders could play individually and collectively as a viable strategy in developing enduring reading culture in Nigeria through systemic thinking as theoretical construct. With the centrality of libraries the various influences of such stakeholders as governments, parents, teachers, booksellers, publishers, authors, and non-governmental organizations could easily be coordinated for positive and desired effect. The paper recommends adequate funding of libraries being the central player that is saddled with the responsibility of driving the acquisition of reading skills among citizenry of the nation.


Keywords: Acquisition, Libraries, Reading skills, language and language, reading culture

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