Make reading a priority - Dzifa Gomashie admonishes students, teachers
Former Deputy Minister for Culture, Tourism and Creative Arts, Abla Dzifa Gomashie has asked students to make reading a priority because she believes that it is in reading that one acquires the skill of communication. “That is how one enhances and improves on its speech and delivery”.

Date Created : 4/12/2019 2:52:07 AM : Story Author : Francis Vorsah/

She admonished students to make use of the libraries at Agbozume and Avoeme respectively by visiting there on week days after schools and Saturdays, but cautioned them to always ask permission from their parents before doing so.

She explained to them how reading will help them shape their dreams, helps them a lot to know more about the world and identify useful words; adding that reading is not only for the kids but also for adults.

She recognized the role teachers play in the life of the students but bemoaned them to keep reading periods active in their classes.

She gave these advice at the National School Park at Agbozume, a community in the Ketu South Municipality of the Volta Region to commemorate International Children Book Day where students from various schools were given opportunity to read and some words chosen from their reading.

The Ghana Library Authority has declared 2019 as a year of reading under the theme: “Reading for Progress". It is a nationwide campaign to promote reading culture among Ghanaians.

The campaign however would be an exciting program of literacy with related activities including competitions involving reading clubs, debating clubs from schools within the municipality, as well as spelling bee competitions. There would also be various assistance to schools without libraries in the form of reading materials.