Tuesday, 15 April 2014

JA. Education Minister urges students to use libraries

Author: By Andrea Braham
Title: Students Urged to Make Use of Libraries
Date published: April 8, 2014
Source: Jamaica Information Service
URL: http://jis.gov.jm/students-urged-make-use-libraries/

The article reports on the opening ceremony of the Reading Day celebration of the Western Union sponsored National Reading Week 2014. Reported specifically is statements from the Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, discussing the need for students to both read and use libraries. Also reported is more information about the week's activities, as well as statements from the Chief Executive Officer, GraceKennedy Financial Group, Courtney Campbell, speaking about the theme of Reading Week 2014 and why it was chosen and the importance of reading and its link to education. It is also mentioned that during the National Reading Week, that senior executives from GraceKennedy, their agents, private individuals, celebrities, media personalities will visit select schools to read to students and donate books to libraries.


Education Minister, Hon. Rev. Ronald Thwaites, is encouraging students to read and make good use of libraries across the island, to help in advancing their education.

“If you don’t have a good library in your school, then ask for the library service to send you a book mobile,” the Minister said.

Rev. Thwaites was addressing the opening ceremony of Reading Day, at the Allman Town Primary School, in Kingston, on April 8. The day is part of the Western Union National Reading Week 2014, which runs from April 7-11 under the theme: ‘A Great Reader Makes A Great Leader’.

No comments: