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    EXAMPLE 1 - A SINGLE PRESENTER


    A Reading Child is a Powerful Child

    Amaka Oguejiofo
    Editor, BSS Magazine
    PP Estate Abuja
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    In her two books of short stories written for children of ages 8-10, Amaka Oguejiofo’s exegesis rivals those of classical authors, such as Aesop of Aesop’s Fables in for example “The Bat and the Birds” (Greece, 6, B. C.), George Orwell in his allegorical novella, Animal Farm (England, 1945), and Tess Onwueme in her recreation and globalization of an Igbo Folktale, Why The Elephant Has Not Butt, a novel in which Mother Turkey explains life and living to her offspring struggling for survival and triumph in a world in which the weak and poor Tortoises confront the oppressive forces of the Elephants, Lions and Hyenas of this globe (Heritage Press, 2000). These are all tales to entertain, educate and intrigue the reader, young or adult, tales in which animals in every way behave as human beings. Specifically, Oguejiofo’s first book, Journey to Wetu inspires the child from a young age to think about accomplishing missions, and her second book, Chiko’s Adventure and Other Animal Tales, focuses above all on an early start in vocabulary building and inculcation of reading skills. Through these books, the visionary author contributes to a growing library of Nigerian books for children and grandchildren.


    EXAMPLE 2 - MORE THAN ONE PRESENTER


    Enhancing Educational Development in South Eastern Nigeria through Library and Information Centers

    Vincent Ekwelem
    Deputy Librarian, Nnamdi Azikiwe Library
    University Of Nigeria, Nsukka
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    Chinwe Rose Nwagbo
    University Of Nigeria, Nsukka
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    Education is the bedrock for national development and through it the society experience social reforms, transformation and development. Before the advent of western education in south eastern Nigeria, the citizenry received informal education through story-telling, folklores and apprenticeship. Basic literacy was at its lowest ebb and library and information centers were non- existent. With the global trend of technological awareness and information explosion, the libraries and information centers become veritable tools for formal education of children at various educational levels. This paper focuses on the enhancement strategies for educational development of the Igbos through libraries and information centers. The early efforts of the colonial Government and the contributions of Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe are highlighted in this paper. The impact of libraries and information centers on educational development as well as in supporting life-long learning opportunities of the Igbo people are discussed. The barriers to their establishment are highlighted and some recommendations are proffered.

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