Literacy Day: Economist Advises Teachers, Schools on Reading

Prof John Gatsi, Economist

Ho, VR, Ghana, September 8, 2018//-A renowned Ghanaian economist and Professor at the University of Cape Coast (UCC), John Gatsi has advised  teachers ,schools and parents to create congenial reading environment for children to read continuously.

According to him,  reading is the key to learning and helps readers including children to be informed, productive and improve in life.

Prof John Gatsi  gave the advice at the International Literacy Day event at Ho in the Volta Region of Ghana.

Prof. John Gatsi encouraged effective reading habits among students of all levels as well as the general public.

He emphasized how effective reading habits complement effective learning and helps readers, especially children, to become well informed and acquire relevant knowledge that helps to improve their academic performance.

He further advised the children against the temptation of possession of books without reading them because a reading children is likely to be productive , useful and well formed.

Prof Gatsi also called on children to be curious when reading because reading can help unearth talents and opportunities.

He encouraged parents , teachers and leaders in society to provide textbooks, story books and other reading materials as gifts to children to encourage them.

Prof Gatsi further encouraged Read Ghana Foundation, organisers of the event not to become tired of the good work in laying a great foundation for the academic life of children.

Dr Stephen Torkpo and Mrs Mariam J.A Adzroe who also spoke at the event,  advised students to be focused on reading and not to be destracted by watching television excessively.

They cited their personal experiences to encourage parents, teachers and society to make reading a habit.

African Eye Report 

 

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