From infancy, children are thougth how to read and write. many ways and proces sess have been deviced in helping children to learn how to; read; and; write.
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Memory verse is one of them. clauses including songs are sang to pupils of pre /post nursery schools . some teachers took to it that often time they spell words and prononce them helping them to grap the pronounciation.
As the student grows reading will be his/ her way. from novels, stroy books, Readers, Text books, etc, they can now read by themselves. on some occasions there are called to read at their teachers hearing a passage or two from their text book for test of efficency in pronounciation. in the past this has been helping in bulding capacities in various aspect of life.
But that has not been so recently. why that.many people have said the influence of social networking, eg facebook etc .
Film industry eg hollywood nollywood etc music and advanced technology has contributed to this menace.all of them may be correct depending on the argued points , we will look at that very soon but what is the effects.
Gone are the days of success in examination in the world. when students will spend their time and money on reading and writing material that will help them to be able to get good grades in their examination both internal and externals . you may hear some things like till day brake (TDB) .
Students are poised to write exam due to the fact that they are prepared for them. students then see their books as their close friends ,took their study seriously until their done with what ever their purpose are.these are obvious on the success on external exams like common entrance ,school leaving ,SSCE, GSCE, JAMB etc.
Now poor reading culture have eating deep into almost every student. students no longer read because of the aforementioned cases which have led to poor performance in examinations and industry.
These has rendered the capability of the present day teachers being ineffective due to the fact that they are not equipped with the work at hand. examinations are now being feared like a no go area . people now protest for poor results which is their making instead of blaming themselves . all these have been the effects of poor reading culture. there is remedy , what can that be , we will see soon.