The Language Centre of the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) has donated assorted reading books to pupils of the La-Nkwantanang Basic School.
The gesture, which is part of the University’s community academic project, is aimed at improving the reading, speaking and writing skills of the pupils following the adoption of the school by the UPSA two years ago.
Making the presentation on behalf of the Vice-Chancellor, the Coordinator of the UPSA Language Centre, Dr Mohammed Sadat, explained that the donation is to help instill the habit of reading in the pupils and prepare them for life-long learning.
He added that the gesture was also a follow up to the University’s recent inauguration of a Reading Club in the school which is geared towards improving literacy.
“The Vice-Chancellor is committed to the development and success of these pupils and he always wants to see them succeed in every aspect of life,” Dr Sadat said.
“He believes that educating the less privileged children is a positive step to make them useful citizens, prepare for them for the future and move them out of poverty.”
The Headmaster of the La-Nkwantanang Basic School, Mr. Wisdom Koranteng thanked the Management of UPSA for the donation and continuous support.
Mr. Koranteng used the occasion to appeal to corporate bodies and other philanthropists to support the school.
Present at the brief ceremony were Ms. Priscilla Asiedu and Felicia Azaglo, teachers in charge of the Reading Club as well as some students.