In addressing the challenge of poor reading culture and low literacy rate in Nigeria, the bring back the book project was launched, it is aimed at promoting a good reading culture and increasing the literacy rate in Nigeria. The project will entail sensitization excersise, establishment of reading clubs and centers in secondary schools and an annual spelling compettition in several state in Nigeria
Nigeria has been rated by the world culture score index as one of the country in the world with low reading culture, statistics for national commision of mass literacy shows that 62% of Nigerians are literate and 38% are non-literate, which shows 70millions Nigerians can not read and write effectively
This project would be lunch by a sensitization campaign targeted to children and youth in undeserved community, this would be followed up by establishing a reading club and centers to enable a conducive reading environment. Also an annual spelling compettition would be organized where exception student can express their skills and competency for a championship award.
A variety of formal and informal mechanism would be put in place to ensure it's sustainability. This would later extend from one local community to another and in the longrun increase literacy rate in Nigeria. The competition instituted will extend to a state competition and a national competition. Also we believe the government will adopt the project so as to reach remote areas in Nigeria
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).