Eastern Regional Library Inaugurates Reading Clubs and STEM Study Hub

The Eastern Regional Library as part of its Year of Reading activities inaugurated a Readers' club at New Juaben and Asokore SDA Senior High schools. The club is aimed at promoting reading amongst senior high school students.

The Eastern Regional Library is determined on setting up reading clubs in Nine (9) senior high schools in Koforidua to support the students in the quest to perform better in their various internal and external examinations.

Statistics from the GES show that students demonstrate poor comprehension and literature skills hence affecting most of the other subjects.

During the inauguration at Asokore SDA, the Regional librarian who was joined by the leadership of the school inaugurated a STEM Study Hub which is set up in collaboration with Book Aid International to support the students in the study of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Several sciences related and fiction books have been provided to the school with further additions to be made.

In a welcome address by the tutor coordinator of the readers' club, she was excited by the initiative of the Authority and support being granted by the Ghana Education Service to ensure that students in the Municipality are reading again.

The Regional Librarian, Mr. Evans Korletey-Tene during his speech, encouraged the students to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them through the club and the STEM hub. He also mentioned that members of the club should standout in their school exams as well as the WASSCE. The regional librarian also presented some fiction books to the club members. He indicated that more access points are being created by the Ghana Library Authority, hence they should make it a point to visit a library when they are on vacation. Club members were also encouraged to make use of the Ghana Library App when on vacation.

The Headmistress, Mrs. Naomi Yeboah pleaded with stakeholders and the Ghana Library Authority to continue to support their library to effectively serve their students.

The team from the library proceeded to New Juaben Senior High School to inaugurate the club of that school. Student officers from the school were sworn in to effectively run the club. During that inauguration, Madam Ama Botwe, an Assistant Librarian from Ghana Library Authority spoke extensively on the benefits of reading and encouraged the students to see the club as a tool aimed at supporting them in all their subjects.

The Senior High School Coordinator of the New Juaben South Municipal Education, Mrs. Mercy Afriyie encouraged the students to frequent the library and reminded them of the benefits that came with reading. She also encouraged them to ensure the club is effectively run and sustained.

The school librarian, Hajia Berikisu also indicated her joy at the formation of the club. She mentioned that the Authority is working in the right direction as she is a direct beneficiary of the SHS librarian training held recently in Koforidua. She reiterated her support to ensure the students were using the library and the materials to the fullest.


Source: GhLA



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