Rural areas lack reading materials

Letters, Normal

THERE was a report in The National recently about the presentation of books, chairs and tables by the Telikom Foundation and Boroko Rotary to Tubusereia school.
In the presentation speech, the point was made that a lack of library and reading books has seen sluggish progress in the holistic development of most students.
Ray Eka, who has been teaching at the school for nine years, said students seemed to have less confidence in expressing themselves and to communicate in English due to lack of exposure to reading.
She said students lacked general understanding of subject matter and English learning was slow.
Due to their high cost, the school had to do without books for many years.
Telikom Foundation CEO Brian Sam – in handing over more than 50 boxes of books – said books were a fundamental tool in the overall learning process of human beings and that students must be exposed to books at an early stage.
He said when broader learning was achieved, changes in the lives of individual students started to materialise and they began to develop self-confidence.


Tom Kuligi
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