SOURCE: MANDEVILLE, Jamaica Information Service (JIS)
DATE: Wednesday, April 08, 2009
A two-day literacy conference, which is aimed at arming educators and parents with the information and skills to improve reading among children, got underway on April 7 at the Northern Caribbean University (NCU) in Mandeville.
The conference, which is being held in conjunction with Howard University in the United States of America, targets teachers, parents, administrators and policy makers, providing them with the opportunity to garner information and knowledge on both traditional and emerging methodologies in teaching persons how to read
The article reports on the opening ceremony of the literacy conference. It documents some of the remarks of the Governor General regarding the importance of literacy or reading to the nation. Also mentioned are the remarks of the Minister of Education, indicating his focus on addressing the issue of illiteracy in schools.
Vice President for Academic and Administration at NCU, Dr. Beverly Cameron, is also cited as stating that educators are the most influential persons in promoting literacy to students.