Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
International Journal of Academic Research in Education and Review
Vol. 3(3), pp. 58-64. April, 2015.
Full Length Research
Intervention Strategies for Combating Aliteracy in Nigerian Schools: Implications for Public Libraries and Government
ILOGHO, Julie E.1 and MICHAEL-ONUOHA, Happiness 2
1Centre for Learning Resources, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2Centre for Learning Resources, Covenant University, Ota, Nigeria.
Accepted 4 April, 2015
The study examined the strategies for
handling or curbing aliteracy in Nigerian Schools. Aliteracy is having
the ability and capacity to read, but lack the interest and motivation
to read on a regular basis. Aliterates read for functional reasons and
not for pleasure or as a hobby. Lack of reading/literacy was identified
as one of the principal causes of underdevelopment in many nations
across the globe. The study identified and discussed some of the factors
militating against reading habits of students as the lack of reading and
reasoning competency, lack of intrinsic motivation, indecision,
introduction to ICT among others. Low leadership output, lack of
understanding and interpretation of things and situations; the
vocabulary and terminology acquisition is low, individual intellectual
limitation, poorly developed analytical skills, and lack of knowledge
were listed among other consequences of aliteracy. Some of the
strategies for managing aliteracy include encouraging reading using ICT
device, introduction of readers’ club in schools, involvement of
students in book recommendation and selection process, encouraging
students to do book reviews, organize excursion for students to visit
national public/academic libraries. The recommendations identified in
this study include allocating time for reading in school Time-Table,
parents should encourage reading by buying books as gifts rather than
toys, student reading interest should be taken into consideration when
selecting books for school libraries, reading competition among others.
Cite This Article As: Ilogho JE, Michael-Onuoha H (2015). Intervention Strategies for Combating Aliteracy in Nigerian Schools: Implications for Public Libraries and Government. Inter. J. Acad. Res. Educ. Rev. 3(3): 58-64.