Developing a reading culture in Nigerian society: Issues and Remedies
The paper identified reading as the ability to obtain meaning from words. Reading culture refers to habitual and regular reading of books and information materials. Strategies for developing reading culture are to introduce children to reading very early in their lives, to read for contests, and to establish libraries in their classrooms and training of the teachers who will teach the children how to read. Benefits of reading culture to the individual are increase in memory, discipline, vocabulary, creativity and skills, while at the national level it enhances educational growth and development of the nation. Development of reading culture is faced with the challenges of language interference, poor funding of education and poor economy. Reading culture can be enhanced through provision of suitable reading materials in schools, school and public libraries and use of readership promotion campaigns.
Keywords: Reading-culture, vocabulary, strategy, solutions