Effects of Television and Radio on Speaking and Writing Skills of Senior Secondary School Students in Jos Metropolis

  • RP Gowon


Parents, school authorities and members of the public have been concerned
about the pervasive and powerful nature of the broadcast media to attract the
youths, the much time they spend with the media as opposed to the little time they spend in their studies. Their concern arises from the noting that these could become powerful distractors to structured learning, despite their
positive contributions to the dissemination of information. This scenario
coupled with the poor speaking and writing among Nigerian youths
necessitated this research efforts. Results of findings indicate that both
television and radio have a positive influence on speaking skills of students,
but no effect was indicated on their writing skills. The findings were
interpreted in terms of what teachers could do to use the TV and radio to
promote the development of spoken and written English.

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eISSN: 2070-0083
print ISSN: 1994-9057