PROPAGATING READING IN THE MOTHER TONGUE: A CASE OF THE IGBO LANGUAGE.
OKEOGU, C.I (MRS)
EFIKA. NKECHI (MISS)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR NIGERIAN LANGUAGES. ABA.
Reading is an important aspect of life. l/literacy is high in Nigeria today and besides Nigerians have a poor reading culture. People need to increase their level of literacy ria reading. Majority of reading materials in the country are in English and French. For the masses and those in the rural areas to be informed of what is going on around them. such reading materials neea7 to be written in or translated into the indigenous languages. This will serve as a means of promoting literacy in the ill other tongue. The paper discusses areas of functional literacy, which should be written in lgbo. It also gives examples of some and French English writings, which could be translated into the lgbo Language.