With the sudden introduction of Universal Primary Education in Nigeria, the demand for books went up by 60%. This demand will be made acute in the 1979/80 academic year when U.P.E. is made compulsory for all school age children. A faster, quicker method of composition, camera work, stripping and platemaking, press work, bindery operation, and a good production control will increase the printers' output to meet the increased demand. The methodology of this study was based on information gathering through personal interviews. The production personnel in the book printing companies in Nigeria were asked and responded to the questions that appear in Appendix B, (see Table A through E for the details). The single factor that affects their speed of production more than anything else is the know-how (expertise), followed by lack of the right equipment. In this study, four training programs were recommended that could provide both the immediate and future needed expertise for the printing companies, and also recommended is a plan that could coordinate between equipment, productivity and sales. In general, printers are called upon to form a trade association that could take care of the interest of the industry. The federal government is called upon to encourage consultation works, make book printing materials duty free and aid individual book printers financially through loans whenever necessary.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
Book industries and trade--Nigeria--Lagos; Publishers and publishing--Nigeria--Lagos
Department, Program, or Center
School of Media Sciences (CIAS)
Ella, Agbo, "A Survey of Book Printing in the Lagos Area with Recommendations for Meeting the Need of Universal Primary Education in Nigeria" (1978). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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