Takoradi needs a modern library – GES

Mr. Ebenezer Tawiah, a Circuit Supervisor of the Ghana Education Service (GES), on Friday called for the construction of a modern library at Takoradi to promote education in the area.

He said the Takoradi Library needed to be expanded to accommodate more people.

Mr Tawiah was speaking at the celebration of 2011 International Children’s Book Day on the theme: “Book Remembers”, organized by the Western Regional Ghana Library Authority,   at Sekondi.

A quiz and essay competition was organized for selected basic schools in the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolis as part of the celebration.

Mr. Isaac Kwakye, Deputy Coordinating Director of the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly, had asked parents and school authorities to encourage children to patronize the library.

Mr. Yaw Ofori Oduro, acting Production Manager of the West Africa Mills Company Limited, said reading improves vocabulary and develops creativity of children, among other benefits.

He advised children to read widely and make good use of the internet to broaden their knowledge.

Mr. Joseph Boye, Western Regional Librarian, appealed to individuals and organizations to support the Authority to enable it contribute to the improvement of educational standards in the region.

Mrs Stella Adjei, a Deputy Director of Education, called on basic schools to form reading clubs to promote reading among students.

Saint Padua Primary School at Kwesimintsim won the quiz in the Primary School Division followed by West Ridge Primary School, Sekondi Primary School and A.M.E Zion Primary School, Mpintsin Primary School.

In the Junior High School (JHS) division, Takoradi Airforce JHS came first followed by Takoradi Bethel Methodist JHS, and Nana Kobina Gyan JHS, Adiembra.

The essay competition, the first position went to Miss Adjoa Obeng Adomoako of Bethel JHS while Master Abraham Appiah of Airforce JHS placed second and Miss Portia Eshun of Nana Kobina Gyan JHS took the third position.

Source: GNA

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