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When I saw this in my mailbox. I couldn't think of many banned books in Nigeria but my mind went straight to Some books I see in Nigerian Primary School Curriculum these days, Hmmmmm, books by some of our Nigerian publishers? English Language books with grammatical errors? These books are supposed to teach kids good English Language and to teach correct use of tenses but sometimes we see wrong tenses (error) and I wonder, was there no proofreading before publishing and selling these books to Schools and parents?
There is no excuse for Typographical errors in children's books (primary School Children) the books are meant to give these kids a good foundation and to teach what is right but in many cases, a parent or lesson teacher will have to cross out and correct sentences and words in a text book before explaining the homework to a kid #sigh. Shouldn't typographical errors be corrected before some of these Nigerian Primary School Books are published and given to School children? Truth is I don't mean to say some parts of the world have better publishers but books from most foreign publishers have nothing to correct both in quality and content.
Below is the article from Fulltimenanny: