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Merit Research Journal of Education and Review (ISSN: 2350-2282) Vol. 6(4) pp. 072-078, May, 2018

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Original Research Article

The Role of Libraries in the Creation of Literate Environments in African Countries


Tinuade O. Adewale and Joseph T. Oluwaniyi*


Hezekiah Oluwasanmi Library Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author’s E-mail: tunjoo2004@yahoo.com

Accepted May 18, 2018




Libraries are service points dedicated to providing free and equitable access to information for all, be it in written, electronic or audiovisual. Libraries are the custodians of these various information media. they also process information with appropriate tools, organize and store them, for easy retrieval when needed. Literacy and literate environment were not only defined and explained in the paper but their roles and benefits in the development especially in poor countries of the world were well exemplified. The importance of libraries and its various challenges in creating literate environment were also discussed. Making libraries an essential part of policy framework for educational sector with adequate funding can play a meaningful role in creating a literate environment were among the suggestions and recommendation emphasized in the paper.

Keywords: Literacy, Literate environment, Functionally literate, Underdeveloped, Functional literate












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