We’ll Restore Reading Culture Among Students —Sosan


Lagos State Deputy Governor, Princess Sarah Sosan, says the government is committed  to restoring and promoting good reading culture among students in public schools.

Sosan made this remark when she received members of the Management Education and  Training Limited in Lagos, southwest Nigeria.

She said that government is poised to improving the quality of education in all  public schools by promoting good reading culture that would expose students to  various disciplines and knowledge, which, she noted, would enhance their  individual development and help them face life’s challenges with ease.

‘‘We want to aggressively pursue programmes that will encourage reading among our  students and keep them away from activities that are of less importance, such as  watching films and engaging in non academic activities,” she said.

She noted that if more Nigerians get involved in education programmes, it would  greatly assist in achieving sustainable educational development and stimulate the  interest of youths, pointing out that to achieve quality education is the  responsibility of all.

Sosan explained that exposing students to good reading materials such as magazines,  newspapers, journals and other literature, apart from their regular text books,  would enrich their intellectual capacity and also enable them to engage in  meaningful and participatory discussions that could stand them out among their  peers.

The deputy governor promised that the request by the group that the state government  should purchase copies of the booklets for distribution to students in public  schools would be looked into.

Earlier, a member of the team, Mr. Babatunde Omotoso, commended the state government  for its various achievements in the education sector, stating that the current  administration had done a lot to improve education in the state.

Omotoso assured that the organisation was ready to partner with the government in  the areas of book publication, among others.

He stated that the booklet, Eduquest was fashioned after Readers Digest with the aim  of improving reading culture among Nigerian youths while also encouraging them to  get engaged in gainful ventures during their leisure periods.

Omotoso explained that before now, the outfit commenced business in the country by  assisting Nigerian students wishing to study abroad to secure scholarships after it  must have conducted preliminary examinations that would assist them to pass  qualifying examinations.

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