Resources for Teaching Reading in the Secondary Schools in Ilesah Urban Areas of Oyo State, Nigeria


The purpose of this study is to determine the resources that are available for teaching reading in English Language in the Secondary Schools in Ilesha Urban area of Oyo State. Resources, as used in the study refer to teachers and Library materials. Copies of the questionnaire designed for the study were administered to teachers of English in the 17 secondary schools in the city. From the analysis and the discussion of the data collected, the following conclusions were reached: 1. While the majority of the teachers (58%) had enough basic educational preparation for teaching English, there is however a gross deficiency among the generality of these teachers in terms of their lack of familiarity with some of the important issues of reading problems in the school. 2. There is a general deficiency in terms of Library resources to facilitate acquisition of effective reading habits among the students.