Achebe urges students to embrace reading culture


Igwe Alfred Nn’emeka Achebe, the traditional ruler of Onitsha, has called on parents, teachers and caregivers to assist in reviving reading culture among students.

Achebe made the plea when the Director, Anambra State Library Board paid courtesy call on traditional rulers at the Government House, Awka.

Achebe, the current chairman of Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council wants students to endeavour to make good use of libraries as it would go a long way in encouraging the revival of reading culture among students.

He noted that it was regrettable that students often make use of internet to Google information, thereby abandoning use of libraries.

The traditional ruler urged them to retrace their steps and shun use of internet for pornography and other social vices.

The royal father, then, appealed to the government to re-equip libraries with books and make it accessible for studies as it would go a long way in redressing issues of poor reading culture and non uses of libraries.

Igwe Ralph Ekpe, the traditional ruler of Enugwu Ukwu, then harped on the need for students to improve their reading culture especially, by reading local novels at least three in a year order to improve their reading habit.

Ekpe expressed misgivings at parents and guardians that bully their children for speaking their local dialects.

Earlier, Nkechi Udeze, the director of Library Services, praised efforts of the royal fathers for championing the promotion of reading culture as well as revival of Igbo language and culture in the state.

She appealed to them to help to document their culture and way of life of their various communities in the state library and make it accessible to students.

Udeze prayed God to bless them and grant Governor Willie Obiano the wisdom to continue to pilot affairs of the state to enviable heights.

– Mar. 18, 2019 @ 06:00 GMT |

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