ASCN Charges Students In Kano To Imbibe Reading Culture Habits
AREWA AGENDA – Africa Study Centre in Nigeria (ASC) on Monday engaged students in Kano on the need to imbibe reading habits and promote different cultural expressions in Africa and beyond by reading books and using digital
The theme of the outreach which is ” Promoting Reading Habit and Inspiring Reading African Literature Among Students” is the second in the series of programs by the forum
To this end, Africa Study Centre through its branch in Nigeria engaged primary and secondary school pupils and students in Kano state to safeguard and promote the African cultural heritage through reading and technology.
Speaking at the event the vice leader of the forum in Nigeria, Mr Musa Sani Aliyu said that the outreach was designed to educate and enlighten Nigerians, especially the young ones on the importance of using indigenous literature, arts and culture to change the narratives the non-Africans have about the African continent and its cultural heritage.
Comrade Bello Shehu Maude, the Secretary of the forum said the program was meant to expose the pupils and students to the impact of reading habits, to protect and promote the African cultural heritage in this digital age.
Also, Mrs Amina Ibrahim Idris the communication officer of ASC encouraged reading African Literature and beyond to promote the diversity of different cultures and preserve the African cultural heritage amongst other objectives.
In his goodwill message communicated to the students, the forum Coordinator in Nigeria Dr Musa Abdullahi Sufi encouraged the students to be proud of showcasing their various cultures, by speaking their languages, reading good and educative books, learning to cook their native cuisines and wearing the African prints to uphold, promote and protect cultural diversities.
The Director of M.I.A international School Kano, Ambassador Khaulat Idris when receiving the team of Africa Study Centre in her school expressed her happiness and commend the effort of ASC for the initiative as she described the program as awesome and also said it has motivated her to do more on encouraging reading literature in her school. She also advised the pupil to embrace the culture of reading skills not only in school but at home as it will help to boost their focus, understanding skills and imagination. Ambassador concluded by saying that one of the secrets of success is READ_TO_WIN.
In his appreciation remarks the proprietor of Al’Faiq International School Kano also said that reading scores reflect attention to a lifelong skill that not only contributes to academic and career success but also provides great personal enjoyment. “If reading can be positioned as a “fun” activity, then that orientation will carry over to all aspects of reading including the reading necessary to proceed through the educational system” he concluded.
At the end of the program, the forum donated 10 Books to the schools and pledged additional 50 books to each school.