On poor reading culture – Tribune Online


The reading culture is crucial to national development.  However, it is gradually fading in Nigeria. As a matter of fact, reading culture is now in a moribund state, especially in Nigeria where social media events have taken over the public space in all ramifications.

The main purpose of education is to acquire knowledge through constant reading of the relevant books.  But it seems that the reading of books is not a popular pastime these days.  I can vividly remember in the South-West primary schools in those days when we were taught on how to read the Yoruba alphabet:   A-stands for  Aja, B- stands for Bata. Some of the students after our generation were taught: A- for Apple…

Source: Nigerian Tribune