A Call to Action

Dr. Nkem Osuigwe

Dr. Nkem Osuigwe

Literacy is important. Let us preach it! The digital economy cannot work without literacy. I have experienced someone who has to ask for help anytime he needs to save and/or retrieve a contact on his expensive phone!

Literacy is needful for sustainable democracy. Ever rubbed minds with an illiterate person on politics?
Now, imagine where majority of citizens of a country are uneducated and have children who they can’t help with school work! Imagine a country with millions of out of school children who will soon grow up! Mark this! – We are sitting on a time bomb and librarians are best situated to defuse the bomb harmlessly!

Libraries grow the literacy rate of countries. Let us not think that once we write and publish scholarly papers and sit down in our beautiful libraries, that we have done all. No!

Thank you Victoria Itsekor for the bag of books, including past JAMB questions for #WarriPrison #BookDrive. We are grateful.

Read more here about the Warri Prison Book Drive which will take place at the 2019 Nigerian Library Association Conference

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