GES holds Reading Festival for schools in Donkorkrom


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By
Eunice Tekie Tei, GNA  

Donkorkrom (E/R), Sept. 27, GNA – The Kwahu
Afram Plains North District Education Directorate in collaboration with UNICEF
have organized Reading Festival for pupils in the lower primary level to
inculcate in them the habit of reading.

The program supported by the Government of
Ghana and the USAID is a five- year policy programme organized annually for
s

By
Eunice Tekie Tei, GNA
  

Donkorkrom (E/R), Sept. 27, GNA – The Kwahu
Afram Plains North District Education Directorate in collaboration with UNICEF
have organized Reading Festival for pupils in the lower primary level to
inculcate in them the habit of reading.

The program supported by the Government of
Ghana and the USAID is a five- year policy programme organized annually for
schools to encourage reading among children in the early grades of primary
education.

The schools that participated in this year’s
reading programme included Ntonabo Presbyterian Basic School, Attakora, Kofi
Yeboah D/A schools, Mem-Chemfe R/C Primary among others.

Speaking at the programme, Mr Joseph Cudjo
Bebaako, the District Education Director, explained that the overall target of
the programme was to improve reading skills of 2.8 million Ghanaian primary
school pupils by the end of the five-year project.

He noted that the policy targeted the training
of 51, 000 teachers in reading instructions, strengthening government education
systems at local and national levels, supporting special needs in education and
engaging parents and communities.

Mr Bebaako explained that the backbone of
every successful students leans on his or her reading ability and urged the
pupils to often practice reading after school hours to enable them improve upon
their performance.

He said the directorate was ready to increase
the number of schools in the District to participate in the programme to ensure
more of the student’s participation to help develop their potentials.

Mr. Bebaako therefore urged the headteachers
to add reading as a subject to their timetable to guide the students.

Mr Samuel Kena, the District Chief Executive
(DCE)  entreated parents to choose good
books for their wards in order to encourage them to make their books their
companions.

GNA


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