The importance of quality, quantity and diversity of books in shaping the society cannot be overemphasised.
Experts have identified book publishing as an effective vehicle for development and positive change in the behavioural attitude of the people, the nerve centre of education and helps people to gain full control of their environment.
A Professor of Mass Communication, Lai Oso once said “Book Publishing is a serious business, a benchmark of a nation’s education, one of the basement blocks in cultural building, and an important index of national development.”
The former executive secretary of TETFund, Prof. Suleiman Bogoro lamented that there is critical paucity of indigenously produced tertiary level textbooks and related academic publications in the nation’s tertiary education institutions, saying it was worrisome that the quality of most academic publications in our country leaves much to be desired.
To combat this trend , the Book Development Fund…
Source: Leadership Newspaper