Project Work as a Way of Developing Literacy for Lifelong Learning in Nigerian Primary Schools
Virginia W. Dike], Ogo N. Amucheazi2 & Margaret N. Ajogwu3
Department of Library and ljarmation Science, University of Nigeria, Nsukka
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The National Policy on Education (Nigeria, 2004) recognizes literacy as an essential tool for life long learning; specifically, it lists literacy and communication skills first among the objectives for primary education. in spite of this, many Nigerian children complete primary school without sufficient literacy for independent learning. This paper considers strategies employed for developing literacy among primary school children in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State. These include project work, whereby pupils gain information from local resources such as people, markets, animal and plant life through observation and interview; and library activities such as drama, quiz and debate. Through use of a questionnaire, the researchers also examined perceptions of teachers regarding methods and problems of teaching reading and benefits of project work and library activities.