The Federal Government and private individuals have been advised to prioritise the provision of libraries in local communities across the states of the federation.
This, according to the Commandant, Command Day Secondary School, Ojo, Lt-Col. Yushau Ahmed and Lagos State University don and Nollywood actor, Dr. Sola Fosudo, will help stem the decline in reading culture.
The duo spoke at the 14th valedictory service, speech and prize-giving day of the school, which witnessed the graduation of 404 students.
Fosudo argued in his paper entitled Decline in Reading Culture: What Hope for the Future, that “as an active mental process, reading is the basic foundation on which academic and life skills of individuals are built. Hence researchers have found that there is a strong correlation between reading and success in life.”
While affirming this view, Ahmed emphasised his confidence in the competence of the graduating pupils to face the world.