Introduction
The School of Preliminary Studies, Keffi, is one of the thirteen institutions post secondary established by the Federal Military Administration in the late 1970s for the purpose of bridging the educational gap between the educationally advanced and the educationally disadvantaged areas. Many students who qualify for entry into this institution are deficient in Ordinary Level English Language. This cadre of students are admitted on the ground that they must re-sit and pass this subject since it is a necessary prerequisite for securing university admissions.