Ghana News-The National Association of Readers in collaboration with Ghana National Council of Private Schools Association, (GNACOPS) has launched National Donation of Library Books (NADOLIBS) and presented books free of charge to private schools in the Ashanti region, on the theme:The Culture of Reading, The critical Tool For Poverty Eradication.
Mss.Belinda Owusu Manu, National coordinator of National Readers Association, at the event, explained that, the gesture was to inculcate the habit of reading into the young generation to help open their knowledge through reading.
According to her, “the books which were donated by Half Price Book Stores in Texas USA, would not only inspire but would also provides knowledge, even though technology has brought in many changes to the way we read, it has also enhanced our mind to different cultures and languages of the world, as it helps us gain insight about things around us”.
Mr. Enoch Kwasi Gyetuah, Executive Director of Ghana National Council of Private Schools Association (GNACOPS), commended the National Readers’ Association for the kind gesture, and also maintained that, reading can best be described as the one single most important aspect of formal education.
He said the reality for all students and teachers is that, there is no single subject that does not require that the student read from a book or an electronic device, and adds that it is quite clear that, without reading, formal education as we know it will cease to exist.
He disclosed that, the government is passionate about providing quality universal and holistic education to all the children of school going age, which he said cannot be achieved if we do not inculcate the reading culture into the up and coming generation.
He stressed that, it is against that background that, GNACOPS, is in partnership with the National Readers Association to, not just repeat the need to read, but has taken pragmatic step to make sure that every Ghanaian child, especially those in private schools have access to books, by making available free books to the schools.
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