COMMUNICATION AS A PANACEA FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AMONG NIGERIAN YOUTHS

Beatrice Idowu Oluwadare

Abstract


Communication constitutes any process whereby a community of human beings or even animals share experiences, ideas and information. Communication can be described as a social process with establishment of individuals by the use of language or signs. Communication includes the five basic language skills, listening, speaking and reading, writing and visual. All these skills are related to the acquisition of literacy and a communicative skill which is essential to enhance youth development is required to foster national development. Lack of communication skills affect the youths in communicating among themselves and others at different levels. This also deprive them the ability to access right information either formal or informal.  The youths could be helped to improve upon their communicative challenges and learn to communicate intelligibly using correct pronunciations, punctuation marks in reading and writing. Poor communicative skills of youths could also be tackled with this study as they empowered in answering questions properly in examinations, able to excel in different interviews, understand information at different levels and able to express themselves in public communication and there by leading to overall national development of Nigeria. Therefore, the study discusses the need and relevance of communication as a panacea to resolving the problem of communication among youths for national development. It also recommends that communication among youths should be geared towards national development.


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Communication, youths, national development, language, literacy

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