ENGLISH NEWSPAPERS UTILIZATION AND PROMOTION OF READING LITERACY IN UGANDAN AND NIGERIAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS
ENGLISH NEWSPAPERS UTILIZATION AND PROMOTION OF READING LITERACY IN UGANDAN AND NIGERIAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS

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ENGLISH NEWSPAPERS UTILIZATION AND PROMOTION OF READING
LITERACY IN UGANDAN AND NIGERIAN PRIMARY SCHOOLS


Ado Sanda Yandamo & 2Zanna Babagaji


Federal College of Education (Technical), Bichi, KanoState, Nigeria
08028786830, 08052100061/ sandayandamo1@yahoo.com
2Yobe State College of Agriculture, Gujba, Nigeria
08065105092

Abstract
This study compared the utilization of English newspapers in literacy promotion between Ugandan and Nigerian primary schools in response to the Newspapers in Education campaign (NIE). Four primary schools were selected two from Kampala, Uganda and two from Kano, Nigeria. The sample size used for this research was 268 respondents. This comprised 240 primary five pupils and 28 English teachers of the selected primary schools. The research design used was the descriptive and the data collected was analyzed using inferential analysis. A self-designed questionnaire was
used for data collection. Findings show that there was significant difference between Ugandan and Nigerian primary schools in terms of English newspapers utilization in the promotion of reading literacy. Based on this, recommendations were made that both teachers, parents, government, newspapers publishing companies and other relevant organizations need to work together to ensure that English newspapers are available and utilizing effectively in teaching/learning reading literacy in the two countries’ primary schools.


Key words: Newspapers, utilization, literacy promotion, primary schools

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