AfriGrowth Literacy & Reading Competition (LRC)
Over 80 people recently gathered at the Kuje Town Hall, Kuje Area Council to participate at the 2nd Literacy and Reading Competition organized by AfriGrowth Foundation (AGF) on the 20th November 2014. Attending the event along Mrs Oly Sanni, AGF Executive Director were Mr. A.A Yaro, HOD Education, Mr Joseph Agho, HOD/ESD Bwari Area Council, Ms. Ebiho Agun, Federal Ministry of Youth Development, representatives of the TY Danjuma Foundation and members of the Press. Five schools selected randomly by AGF participated in the competition. The schools are: Kuje Area Council namely; LEA Primary School Shetuko, LEA Primary School Pagi, LEA Primary School Tukpehi, LEA Primary School Bamishi, and LEA Primary School Kuwyzhi. Following their selection to participate in the competition, each school had the opportunity of conducting an internal literacy and reading competition in order to select their representatives. Two best finalists at the internal competition were presentedfor the competition. Representing LEA Primary School, Shetubo was Sheyemi Bulu and Grace Abere, Mathias Bala and Philip Falaye represented LEA Primary School, Pagi. Gloria Oduh and Bala Dauda came tops to represent their
school LEA Primary School, Tukpechi in the competition. LEA Primary School, Bamishi was represented by Gift Abdul’aziz and Shem Daladi while Ezekiel Amanta and Isahahu Mercy represented LEA Primary School, Kuwyzhi.
In a keenly contested competition, Sheyemi Bulus from LEA Primary School Shetuko came first scoring 83%, closely following Sheyemi is Gloria Oduh of LEA Primary Tukpechi scoring 80% to take the second postion. Philip Falaye from LEA Primary School Pagi came 3rd with a score of 77%.
“We have witnessed an increase in the number of pupils interested in reading” noted Mrs. Oly Sanni, AGF Executive Director. “Testimonies from the pupils showed their excitement about their libraries and how they have learnt to read and their desire in exploring the next book” continued Mrs Sanni.
“Feedbacks gotten from guests attending the competition were very encouraging. It shows that these schools are ready to embrace the vision of the Foundation. We see a growing eagerness on the part of all stakeholders to participate in future exercises as the Foundation received a kind donation from the Kuje Area Council Chairman Hon. Shambaa Tete and the LEA secretary of Kuje Area Council, Mr Sunday Abba”, concluded Mrs Sanni.
In the last 3 years, AfriGrowth Foundation has built, renovated and equipped over 15 libraries in different Area Councils located in Abuja and Nasarawa State with the sole objective of improving literacy and reading amongst under-served communities. The Literacy and Reading Competition is a way of measuring impact of the Foundations’ Library project.
Posted by Afrigrowth Foundation on Thursday, 30 April 2015