A Brief Study and Analysis of Reading Problems in Schools
In conclusion, the paper points out some faulty assumptions about teaching of reading and suggestions for
the content area teachers. The Need for Reading Instruction at the Secondary School Level:
The need for a well-conceived secondary school reading programme has grown in recent years. In Nigeria, I think one could say without much fear of contradiction, that reading instruction in the secondary school in the last two decades has been operating on a rather low key. This is exemplified by the large extent of retardation in reading among secondary school students. Many students, even after completing secondary education, may be in need of small group/individual remedial work to correct specific reading disabilities in both English and vernacular. One clear indication to that effect is the fact that a great number of secondary students cannot read most of the material in newspapers, job application forms and directions for performing various tasks.