Rekindling Interest in Reading among Studentsof Tertiary Institutions
Amara Chukwudi—Ofoedu E.,
EbereAmala and Chima Igbokwe
Department of General Studies,
Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Abia State

Majority of students in our tertiary institutions read only to pass their examinations. Lately, even the reading for the sole purpose of excelling in examinations is no longer popular amongst them due to some corrupt practices
that have crept into our citadel of learning. Generally, there is a widespread in poor reading culture amongst our students in our universities, polytechnics, and colleges of education. This paper examines the factors militating against viable reading culture among students of tertiary institutions. Since the overall objective of any reading campaign is to awaken interest in literacy and to encourage people to venture into the world of reading without being compelled, this paper suggests several ways of reversing the trend in the reading habits of students and concludes
that the recommendations would be useful in the promotion of a virile reading culture ‘in these students.

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