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Lagos Govt Launches Virtual Book Review Scheme For Students

The Lagos State Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Investment has launched a virtual book review for students in the state.

According to the statement, the platform is part of the state’s strategy to promote literacy among students.

The Special Adviser to the Governor on Sustainable Development Goals and Investment, Solape Hammond, who spoke at the launch in Alausa, described the readership promotion campaign as a fundamental uptake in improving the learning ability of students in the State.

Represented by the Permanent Secretary Office of Sustainable Development Goals and Investment, Abosede George, the Special Adviser explained that the initiative, tagged “Read Along”, is an important step to prepare children to become readers.

“Reading along is interactive, sensory and exciting for all. It helps build a strong and loving relationship with the students and it is an easy way to interact and connect with them”, she said.

She added, “Reading has numerous benefits and is the key to our mental and emotional growth. One key benefit of inculcating the habit of reading is the development of critical thinking skills”.

In her remarks, the Commissioner for Education, Folashade Adefisayo, pointed out that reading is a basic skill every student must develop to be successful academically as it opens doors to a world of ingenuity, creativity and resourcefulness.

Adefisayo, represented by the Director, Private Public Partnerships, Ministry of Education, Adebayo Adeyemi, expressed her optimism for the project, adding, “Reading is an integral part of our lives in a developed society; they talk about our history, our mythology, our beliefs, our aspirations, possibilities of our future, and the list is endless”.

Source: Punch

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