Reading and language competition for pupils of Osu Doku held

Mr Odonkor congratulating the 37 selected pupils

Mr Odonkor congratulating the 37 selected pupils

Pupils of Osu Doku have been engaged in reading and language competition as part of activities marking this year’s Homowo festival to create a culture of reading among the youth.

The competition aimed at enriching the abilities of pupils to excel in reading and to engage the pupils in the festival celebration was jointly organised by the Osu Doku Circuit 29, Infinity 970 and Ink It Foundation.

Held on the theme “Read for Life,” the reading and language festival engaged five clusters of schools (Salem cluster of School, Manhyia Cluster of School, Roman Cluster of school, Anglican Cluster of School and Ringway Cluster of School) with 36 pupils selected to take part in the finals of the competition slated for August 30, 2018.

The beneficiary pupils who were between the ages of four and 13 years took part in reading, storytelling, charade, word formation, quiz competition among others and they received reading materials and confectionaries.

Speaking at the festival, the Osu Doku Circuit Supervisor of Education, Ms Georgina Winifred Rabbles urged the pupils to cultivate the habit of reading in order to unleash their full potentials.

“Reading is important as it helps one to make decisive decisions. Through reading people realise their inward talents that is vital to cushion humans in life therefore there is the need for pupils to harbour the habit of reading,” she urged.

She indicated that reading makes man and it is food to the soul, hence pupils should read to enrich their mind and their communication ability.

Ms Rabbles bemoaned that the inability of students to spell words or vocabulary and to fully understand the English language was associated with their failure to read.

She stated that the reading and language festival was organised to improve the performance of the pupils during their Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) in order to help Osu Doku schools to boost their enrolment and also to bring the pupils together to socialise and learn through fun.

Mr Victor Odonkor, the Programme Coordinator of Infinity 970, advised the pupils to see reading as a source of life improvement that would open the gate of opportunities for individuals’ career part.

He noted that reading serves as a link that propel the mind to discover abilities and provide tangible solutions to all forms of problems in the social world adding that “reading helps in the developmental agenda of the nation and pupils should not do away with it.”

Mr Odonkor echoed the need for parents, guardians and teachers to come together to help pupils and the youth to foster the habit of reading to help them become critical thinkers to offer solutions to real life problems.

By JOYCELINE NATALLY CUDJOE

 

 

 

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