AGP Des bulldozers attendus dans les zones inondables MAP SAR le Prince Héritier Moulay El Hassan préside à Kénitra la cérémonie de sortie de la 19è promotion du Cours supérieur de défense et de la 53è promotion du Cours État-Major MAP Honoris United Universities accompagne 54 jeunes femmes entrepreneures du continent africain AGP Bientôt une usine d’assemblage et de montage de tablettes AGP Kankan-Education :1680 candidats à l’examen de sortie des écoles professionnelles session 2019. AGP Assemblée nationale : Adoption du projet de loi relatif à l’usage des armes par la gendarmerie nationale. ANP Journée mondiale contre la drogue 2019 : destruction d’importants stocks des stupéfiants Konni ANP Le Niger veut réduire le taux de prévalence basée sur le genre de 28,4% à 15,4% d’ici 2021 ANG Dois golos em três minutos dão triunfo aos Camarões contra a Guiné-Bissau na abertura do grupo F ANG Bissau acolhe ateliê sobre redução de capturas de tartarugas e aves marinhas na Sub-Região

USAID launches Innovating to create culture of reading

  3 Août      44        Education (6371), Innovation (320),


Accra, Aug. 3, GNA – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Partnership for Education has launched the Innovating; a learning activity to inculcate the culture of reading into school children.
The Innovating, which is being funded by USAID with 15 million dollars, is a four-year partnership with the Ministry of Education to support Ghanaian families and communities to encourage pupils to read outside the classroom.
The learning activity would focus on Greater Accra, Ashanti, Western, Volta, and the Northern regions.
Mr Enoch Kwabena, the Chief Director of the Ministry of Education, who launched the Innovating, said government valued the long standing cordial relationship with the United States of America.
He said the relationship had been characterised by mutual respect and support in education and other sectors of the Ghanaian economy for national development.
Mr Kwabena said the Government, in the immediate past, launched the National Literacy Acceleration Programme with the ultimate goal of achieving high levels of reading and comprehension in primary schools.
However, he said, the achievement was on the low side and the Ministry’s aspiration now was to stem the tide by strengthening the basic education foundation with skills in literacy and numeracy for every child so as to increase learning outcome.
Mr Kwbena said: « We expect that this aspiration would be given impetus by this activity called; Innovating, which will focus vigorously on critical mass of families and communities in creating, promoting and sustaining a culture of literacy through book reading habit to address the situation. »
He called on stakeholders to give support to the project to achieve success.
Mr Robert P. Jackson, the American Ambassador to Ghana, said the USAID would work together with the Ministry of Education to improve the quality of basic education in the country.
He said improving classroom instruction was not enough since children also spent some time outside the school and, therefore, the need to practice reading in their homes and communities.
Mr Jackson said: « The real work of the Innovating lies with leaders, teachers, mothers, fathers, children, and community members, » and urged the chiefs to encourage community members to take the time to read to their children.
He urged teachers to teach their pupils with the joy and the discipline of reading while advising parents to make sure their children had access to books.
Mr Jackson advised children to make time after school and on the weekends to read and complete their homework adding; « this is the best investment you can possibly make in your future. »
3 Aug. 17
Caption: Picture attached

Dans la même catégorie