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05.11.2008 Education

Editor Tells Children The Benefits Of Reading

Junior Graphic editor, Mrs Mavis Kitcher has challenged children to secure a promising future for themselves by embracing the habit of reading.

She said Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL), publisher of her paper, was particularly interested in the development of all children and deemed it fit to publish the Junior Graphic as a social responsibility to to the society.

That is why the Junior Graphic, although has eight colour pages is sold only at GHP 30 so that every child can afford to buy and read it regularly.

Mrs Kitcher who was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of the Light Academy Junior Graphic Fan Club at Adenta, Accra said the education of the Ghanaian child was very important to GCGL hence the formation of the Fan Clubs to promote reading among schoolchildren.

Mrs Kitcher stressed on the need for young people to read beyond what they are taught in the classroom to be able to widen their horizon and pick many new words to improve on their vocabulary.

She added that “pupils who scored high marks in examinations do not read only their books but other relevant materials as well.

Mrs Kitcher advised children to always use the new words they come across in essays and in their conversations with friends so that it will become part of their vocabulary.

The Headmistress of the school, Madam Rosmond Korli, hammered on the problem of poor standard of English and urged the children to make good use of the school's library.

The school's cultural troupe entertained the gathering with an 'adowa' dance.