Dr Usman Bakari, Dr Aminu Sani & Dr Ahmad Baba Muhammad
This paper examined issues on psychology of promoting reading culture with counselling strategies for improving academic performance of secondary school students. The article views reading culture as essential in the academic fate of the students and makes strong recommendations on how this can be enhanced. The subject matter of this article is treated under different subheadings to make for easy understanding. Such headings include concept of reading culture, ways of promoting reading culture among secondary school students, the importance of cultivating good habit of reading among secondary school students, challenges of reading culture among secondary school students, and academic performance of secondary school students. It was concluded that promoting good reading culture among students in schools is a responsibility of all the stakeholders in the education industry. The article therefore recommended, among others, that government should increase budgetary allocations to education sector so that this problem of reading culture would be tackled in the secondary schools.