The Ills brought about by Pay-Per-View Video Clubs to the Promotion of Literacy and
Learning Activities in Atakumosa—West Local Government Area of Osun- State
Abosede Adebola Otemuyiwa
Joseph Ayo Babalola University
This paper examines how the pay-per-view video clubs had aflected the use of the libraries in the lives of the Nigerian youths and children in three major towns in Atakumosa West Local Government Area of Osun State. The names of the selected towns are Osu, kajola and Ibodi all in Atakumosa West Local Government in Osun State. The upsurge of technological advancement and sophistication techniques of marketing has led to the abundance of innovative video films in the market and video clubs made provision for rental services at minimal rate. The diflusion of these products has shapen and re-shapen the lives of viewers in various ways. Descriptive Survey Design method is used. Questionnaires were used to find out the facts concerning this study. These questionnaires were distributed to forty (40) respondents from each of the selected towns. The respondents include eight (8) parents, ten (10) youths and ten (10) children together with twelve ([2) owners of the pay-perview video clubs, four (4)from each of the selected towns were also given questionnaire. The paper reveals the relationship between libraries and video clubs, secondly, it also reveals the importance of the library to such communities, it further reveals the patronage of pay—per—view video clubs and the side effects on the reading culture of the youths and children in Those areas and lastly it reveals the duty of the National Film and Video Censor Board and the roles they have been able to play not only in censoring the type of films to be watched by children and youths but also how they have helped ‘in curbing the excesses of the video clubs so as not to disturb the reading culture of the Atakumosa West children and youth in particular and Nigerian children and youth in General.
Keywords: Literacy, Library, Video Clubs, Communities, and Environment.