Poor Reading Culture in Selected Secondary Schools in Ibadan North Local Government Area of Oyo State, Nigeria

Bassey Ben Akpan


This study investigated the reading habits of students in selected secondary schools in Ibadan, North local government area of Oyo state. The descriptive survey design was used for the study. The total population of the selected secondary schools is Nine hundred and ninety (990), which form the total population of this study. Sampling was enumerative. A questionnaire was used for data collection. Data collected were analyzed using frequency and percentage counts by using SPSS for social sciences. Findings indicate that majority of the respondents spend more than an hour reading every day. The purpose of reading was found to be mainly for entertainment. Respondents were also found to read mostly newspapers and other general interest magazine.



Poor Reading, Culture, Students, Secondary Schools.

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