Role Of Print Media In Education

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from Britain” (Jika, 1990). The development of the European book publishers opened up markets and, later, subsidiaries in former colonies MacBride et al (1981). The very first printing press was used to print Bible lessons and later arithmetical books for schools.
In 1854 another missionary based in Abeokuta, Rev. Henry Townsend of the Church Missionary Society (CMS), established a press, five years later (1859) he used it to print the very first newspaper in Nigeria “Iwe’- irohin”. From that effort grew what we know today as the CMS press, which has published thousands of books in Nigeria. For many years, even after Nigeria’s independence, these foreign publishing Companies, such as Macmillan and Longman, through their subsidiaries, dominated the book publishing industry in the country.

2.1 Print media and Education
Media is everywhere; it has become a part of our daily life. The media play a dominant role in the learning process. Media has potential to shape personalities, change the way we perceive and understand the world and our immediate reality. The role of Print Media in the process of education is of special importance. Print Media like Newspapers, Journals and Magazines are the basic oldest channels of communication between one source to other. Print Media are being printed in every regional language to facilitate, the readers to get information and knowledge communication between one sources to other. Print Media are being printed in every regional language to

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