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Date of this Version

Winter 10-7-2020


Research Paper



This study investigated teachers’ attitude and reading culture of pupils in selected staff primary schools in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. The study adopted the descriptive survey research design. The study population consisted of 400 primary four and five pupils and ten staff selected from three staff schools in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria adopting the total enumeration sampling technique. The questionnaire was the main instrument for data collection. It consisted of 42 questions arranged in four sections. Simple percentage, mean, standard deviation and Pearson Product Moment correlation were used to analyse the data. The findings revealed that pupils read story books and text books the most. Findings revealed that teachers were deeply concerned about the development of pupils reading; they encourage pupils to use the library; consciously stimulate pupils to read; recommend extracurricular books for them to read; create reading corners in the class room for pupils to read among others. Findings also revealed that the level of reading culture of the pupils in the selected primary schools in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria is high. Findings revealed that house chores and homework/assignments are the major hindrance to reading. The findings revealed that there was significant relationship between teachers attitude and reading culture of primary school pupils (r=0.447**, P



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