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27.07.2008 Education

Parents told to encourage children to read

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Madam Abena Asantewaa Kufuor, a Librarian on Saturday called on parents to encourage their children to cultivate the habit of reading to improve upon their English language.
She said children should be encouraged to read for pleasure and not necessarily test them on the books they read as that would discourage them from reading and this would defeat the purpose.
Madam Kufuor, proprietress of Bookworm Library in Accra made the call at the graduation of 41 Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) for the 2007/2008 batch students of Marbs Complex school in Tema.
A 60,000 Ghana Cedis Information Communication Technology centres, 60 computers and accessories, a library and Science laboratory were inaugurated.
She deplored the poor reading habits among the youth, especially the boys and entreated parents and guardians to prevent them from getting glued to the television sets which adversely affected their performance.
Madam Kufuor regretted the situation where most boys are unable to articulate their views due to lack of confidence and called for strict supervision to sharpen them towards a better academic future.
Ms Nana Ama Coleman, a System Analyst in Accra called on teachers, students and parents to upgrade themselves in ICT since the manual method of documentation was almost phased out from the system.
In a welcoming address, the proprietress of the school, Mrs. Beatrice Ohemeng gave the assurance that the facilities at the school would be placed at the disposal of the students to improve upon their knowledge to face future challenges.

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