Pro­mote read­ing

Fiji Sun - - Comment -

Neelz Singh, Lami

Read­ing and lit­er­acy is mat­ter of great con­cern in to­day’s so­ci­ety. Be­fore, it was con­sid­ered as a hobby and ded­i­ca­tion to fetch a story book or a novel from the li­brary was a trend that is be­com­ing ob­so­lete, be­cause of fast hi-tech gadgets and on­line sys­tem. Espe­cially from pri­mary ed­u­ca­tion to sec­ondary, there are many stu­dents who are not aware: of how to spell, write or pro­nounce some words cor­rectly. Par­ents should en­cour­age their chil­dren to read a story book and do other re­lated out­door ac­tiv­i­ties in­stead of spend­ing time watch­ing TV or play­ing com­puter or on­line games or trend­ing so­cial sites. Par­ents are ne­glect­ing spend­ing time with their chil­dren and con­tra­dict­ing their pri­or­i­ties.

To iden­tify the level of lit­er­acy, nu­mer­acy and read­ing among school stu­dents, they should com­pete in games and cre­ate work­shops and aware­ness that might help them to rec­tify and over­come bar­ri­ers that the un­for­tu­nate ones, who are not able to read, write or pro­nounce. This may help them to lead bet­ter lives as stu­dents and also help them to be­come re­spon­si­ble cit­i­zens of the coun­try.

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