Benue First Lady reads to Benue pupils in Read Aloud initiative to revive reading culture in children


Benue First Lady

By Peter Duru, Makurdi

Wife of the Benue state Governor, Dr. Eunice Ortom has commenced the revival of reading culture among Benue children as she personally reads to pupils in schools in her Read Aloud initiative for Primary School Pupils.

The programme which is part of the educational intervention and annual literacy project of her Non Governmental Organization, NGO, the Eunice Spring of Life Foundation, ESLF, was flagged off at the RCM Primary School, Tse-Poor, in the outskirts of Makurdi town.

Mrs. Ortom who read to the pupils of the school in an interactive session, from the novel titled, ‘The Inheritance by James Atoba, noted that reading helps children create stronger vocabulary in their learning.

She said “there are so many benefits in reading aloud to children. As children are read to, they learn new words which builds their vocabulary and communicative skills. It also builds their attention span.

“When children are read to, they build skills in…

Source: Vanguard Newspaper

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