Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has approved the establishment of reading and learning clubs in Secondary Schools in the state.
The effort was to revive the culture of reading and learning among young students of the state so as to enhance their knowledge drive and academic performance.
The initiative is to be tagged , Ekiti State Spelling, Reading and Learning Club(EKSRAL-CLUB) in all the Secondary Schools of the State.
He explained that the various clubs would be inaugurated on the 23rd of April 2021 to commemorate this year’s WORLD BOOK DAY.
According to Soyombo, Dr. Kayode Fayemi who doubles as the President of the Club, would be Joined by the Honorable Commissioner For Education, Science and Technology Ekiti State and Many Prominent Individuals to Officially Ensign the EKSRAL-CLUB and donate Book(s) for free to students across the 16 Local Government of Ekiti State.
Olalekan Soyombo, the Senior Special Assistant, Student’s Matters to the governor, disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Ado-Ekiti.
Soyombo noted that the step was part of the usual progressive manner of Governor Kayode Fayemi and his quest to promoting literacy and Increase Knowledge among Ekiti Students.
“The Government of Ekiti State, noticed with Deep Concern, the Seemingly Unending Decline in the Reading Culture among the Students and their Disposition to many of the Unimportant Social Ventures Which has in Return Affected their Critical Thinking, Hence, the Introduction of EKSRAL-CLUB to the Students as a way to go.
“The ultimate agenda of this Initiatives is to build the enclave of knowledge, wisdom and productive Ideas in the students through consistent reading and learning.