Tag Archives: Reading

World literacy Day: 8 out of 10 pupils can’t read or write – Report

Only two out of every ten students in primary two can read and write in Ghana and other African countries according to the recent Early Grade Reading Assessment conducted by the Ghana Education Service in 2015.
Continue reading World literacy Day: 8 out of 10 pupils can’t read or write – Report

USAID Organises Reading Festivals For Pupils

USAID Ghana Partnership for
Education (Learning) with the
Ministry of Education and the Ghana
Education Service, as part of its
literacy programme, would organise
reading festivals for pupils in the 10
regions of the country.
These reading festivals support the
goal of increasing access to and use
of materials in public schools so that
2.8 million children in Ghana could
improve their reading skills in
Ghanaian languages and English.
A statement issued to the Ghana
News Agency, on Monday, said
USAID Ghana Partnership for
Education (Learning) had procured
more than 4.23 million books on
behalf of the Ministry of Education
and Ghana Education Service for the
festivals.
After the festivals, they would be
distributed to 13,823 Kindergartens
and 14,405 Primary Schools in all the
216 districts in Ghana.
The statement said the USAID Ghana
Partnership for Education had a lot of
programmes with the Learning
Activity being just one aspect of it.
These festivals support the goal of
increasing access to and use of
supplementary reading materials in
public schools so that 2.8 million
children in Ghana could improve their
reading skills in Ghanaian languages
and English, it said.
The festival began on 17th November
2015 in the Ashanti, Eastern and
Volta Regions and would be followed
by the Greater Accra, Central and
Western Regions on 24th November
2015 with the Brong Ahafo, Northern,
Upper East and Upper West Regions
taking their slots on 2nd December
2015.
The statement said the reading
materials consisted of 41 titles in
Ghanaian languages and 23 titles in
English.
According to the statement, reading
activities such as spelling bees
would be held for KG1 to Primary
Three schoolchildren, and
demonstrations of innovative uses of
reading material would be held for
the teachers.
The USAID Partnership for Education
(Learning) is a five-year partnership
with the GES, MOE, implemented by
FHI360 and a consortium of local
organisations and seeks to improve,
expand, and sustain reading
performance for primary school
learners nationwide, with a special
focus on children in Kindergarten
One through Grade 3 (KG1-P3).

GNA