An event management company, AER Services in collaborating with the Ghana Education Service (GES) is set to organize reading competition in all basic schools across the country.
The objective of the project according to one of the projects’ Zonal Coordinators in Volta North, Mr. Bernard Potakey is to help promote learning at the basic level in the school through reading competitions.
Speaking to Awake News, Mr. Potakey revealed that this year’s competition which will be organized on holidays will be held at zonal, regional and national levels on 2nd July, 2018 and 21st September, 2018 respectively.
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BACKGROUND TO THE PROJECT
As part of our launching campaign, AER Services is rolling out one of its numerous concepts dubbed NATIONAL SUPER READER COMPETITION. In the United Kingdom, the Government wants every child to leave school with a lifelong love of reading and the necessary literacy skills to succeed in life. Once a child mastered the mechanics of reading, building on it in a literacy-rich environment will enable them to become accomplished reader. Only then will they find it easier to read a wider range of literature for their own enjoyment. In Ghana, millions of people struggle to read and write and these literacy difficulties are limiting their opportunities.
Evidence shows that the regular enjoyment of reading leads to higher achievement at school. Therefore it is the goal of this competition;
- To encourage reading through exciting initiatives
- To create awareness of the fun side and benefits of reading
- To ensure the NSRC label is given an official value
- To create a link between school and home by encouraging parents to support their children to read.
The competition is opened to all upper primary and Junior High School pupils from both private and public sector schools nationwide. Averagely between the ages of eight to fourteen.