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THE PROBLEMS OF POOR READING HABITS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES ON STUDENT ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

THE S OF READING HABITS AND THEIR CONSEQUENCES ON NT PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOL

CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

THE STUDY’S BACKGROUND

Reading is done as an intellectual activity in a literate society to obtain information, acquire and expand knowledge. It is an important activity in an individual’s life because it motivates the individual’s interest in gaining more knowledge.

It also allows the individual to enjoy and entertain themselves by sharing the experiences of others communicated through print or test materials. It is also a process in which printed words are assimilated, interpreted, and transmitted into spoken words in order to comprehend and apply the meaning.

Reading, like listening and vocalizing what has been stimulated, is a receptive skill that is also productive when done aloud. It is, however, a mental process that involves the interpretation of signs perceived by the sense organs. Longe and Ojo (1996) define reading as the ability to convert the visual representation of language into meaning.

Walker (1998) defines reading as an active process (rather than a product, such as history) in which readers shift between sources of information (what they know and what the text says), elaborate meaning and strategies, and double-check their interpretation (receiving when appropriate and use social context to focus their responses).

According to the Interpretation Reading Association (2005), reading is a comprehensive system of deriving meaning from print that necessitates all of the following:

1. The establishment and maintenance of a reading motivation.

2. The development of appropriate active strategies for contrasting meaning from prints.

3. Enough background information and vocabulary to improve reading comprehension.

4. The ability to decode words that are unfamiliar to you.

5. The ability to read in a fluent manner.

Reading, according to this definition, is a complex activity that requires good mastery and personal interest for sound effectiveness; as a result, most ents lost interest and concentration, resulting in poor reading habits among ents.

STATEMENT

From the beginning to the present, Nigeria has placed a high value on reading, beginning with primary school and continuing through tertiary education. It is important to note that there are numerous complex issues that can lead to the problem of poor reading habits and the consequences for a child’s academic performance in the school system.

This prompted the researcher to investigate the possible effects experienced by secondary school ents in Oredo, Edo State. It is of great interest to note that most secondary schools, particularly in Oredo of Edo State, are dealing with the problem of poor reading habits,

which has taken deep roots in the ents’ minds as a result of a lack of qualified teachers, ent ill-health, poor teaching methods, outdated textbooks, family background and psychological factors, and teachers’ poor attitude towards reading and teaching ents proper reading skills.

QUESTIONS FOR RESEARCH

1. Does a lack of qualified teachers have an impact on reading efficiency?

2. Does a lack of relevant textbooks in the school library affect reading efficiency?

3. Does illness have an effect on reading efficiency?

4. Do poor reading habits result from ineffective teaching methods?

5. Do family history and psychological factors influence reading efficiency?

 

OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY

This research is being conducted in order to:

1. Determine the root causes of poor reading habits among ents.

2. Examine the impact of poor reading habits and their consequences on a child’s academic performance.

3. Make a long-term solution suggestion

 

THE STUDY’S IMPORTANCE

Students will benefit from this research because they will have firsthand knowledge of the causes, effects, and long-term solutions to the problems of poor reading habits. Furthermore, this research will force the , secondary school principals, and teachers to become acquainted with new methods of teaching reading and the provision of educational facilities.

Students will improve on the suggested solution as a result of their awareness of the consequences of poor reading habits, and this will serve as a channel to ents regarding their reading in and outside of their secondary level, motivating them to provide the necessary school materials for themselves.

It will also raise educational standards because the y will teach ents key words and reading techniques. This will lead to success and self-sufficiency in their exams and in society.

TERMS DEFINITION

Reading is the ability to make sense of printed symbols.

The ability to do something well.

A ent is a person under the age of 16 who attends secondary school.

A special training school or college is known as an academy.

Concentration is defined as the ability to focus one’s attention.

Comprehension: The ability to understand and exercise that aims to improve or test one’s understanding of language.

 

 

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