A Literacy Policy for the Nigerian Educational System
Ralph A. Omojuwa

Before we delve into the specifics, into the various dimensions and manifestations of the reading problem, their effects on individuals and on our national life, and before we go on at this seminar to examine as well as propose measures aimed at a properly cultivated reading culture in the Nigerian, we should perhaps first look at the educational system to see at a glance the place of reading in it and the extent to which literacy and effective reading have been consciously promoted by the system. This exercise is necessary because an educational policy, in orientation and conditions for its implementation, is supposed to and is indeed designed to shape attitudes as well as
regulate cognitive and affective behaviour.

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