By Daud Olatunji
ABEOKUTA—THE Alake and Paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Adedotun Gbadebo has lamented the decline in the reading culture among the youths in the country.
Oba Gbadebo stated this while hosting a young author, Ikimot Azeez, in his palace after the launch of her two books.
The monarch, who attributed the decline in reading culture of the country as one major factor affecting the standard of education, urged youths to take reading culture seriously.
The author spoke shortly after launching her two books in Abeokuta.
Azeez, a lecturer at Tai Solarin University of Education, TASUED, said there is decay in book reading, adding that Students are becoming lazy in reading and assimilating.
She said “Honestly, the decline in the reading culture of the country is affecting the standard of education and it is not good at all for us. Most students don’t read again.”