The Assin Fosu Municipal Education Director, Ms. Mercy Akua Lissar has called on all stakeholders in education to help inculcate the habit of reading in children during their early childhood stage as that would influence their academic performance.
“This can be achieved by demonstrating that reading is fun and enjoyable”.
She made the statement when the Municipal Education Directorate in collaboration with USAID and Ghana Library Authority organized a Reading Festival under the theme: Learn to Read, Read to Learn for Public Basic Schools in the Assin Fosu Municipality.
The programme was aimed at supporting the early grade learners in public schools to improve their vocabulary, encourage and stimulate their interest in reading both Ghanaian and English languages.
Assin Fosu Circuit “A” schools were crowned the winners after a tight competition between 5 different circuits.
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Meanwhile, the chairman of the event, the Chief of Assin Brofoyedru, Nana Agyapong Ntrada II, urged teachers to make the speaking and reading of Ghanaian language attractive to children, as it gives a deep sense of cultural identity.
Some of the pupils who won the competition expressed their happiness and thanked the organizers for the programme.
Source: Gnewsprime.com/Shadrack Owusu Asante, 2022.