Thu. May 13th, 2021

USING LANGUAGE CLUBS TO PROMOTE LITERACY AND LANGUAGE COMPETITIONS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
LOUISA E. UWATT
FACULTY OF EDUCA TION. UNIVERSITY OF CA LABAR,
CALABAR

ABSTRACT
We often watch with keen interest the giant strides made in the world of sciences by Scientists generally, who also very uncompromisingly mobilize even the young ones in their relentless research for discoveries JETS (Junior Engineers, Technicians, Scientists) is one of such science clubs in our secondary schools that stands out in its co—operate effort to promote the ideals of science at the secondary school level. It is well organized with structures that encourage healthy competitions and research among secondary school students. One is then forced to ask. can language specialists (like their science counterparts) put in place viable school clubs of their subject area, which will tirelessly nurture students in literacy skills and promote language competitions in such glorified manner as JETS does? This paper intends to conduct survey of the general outfit of language clubs in secondary schools in Calabar Municipality and their efforts to promote language competitions among students.

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