Shai-Osudoku Education Directorate Organises Reading Competition.

The Education directorate of the Shai-Osudoku District organized a reading competition for the various schools in the district on Wednesday, July 6th, 2022 at Dodowa.

The aim of the program was to broaden the horizon of students and to boost their reading and spelling confidence in their academics, said Mr. Francis Octhere who welcomed the gathering.

The contest which is a collaboration between United States Agency for International Development(USAID) and the Ghana Education Service(GES) sought to promote reading culture among learners in the lower primary.

The District Director of Education, Madam Harriet Lomotey in her speech urged the students to take their education seriously and study hard to enable them to become better persons in the future.

She indicated that the project since 2014 has implemented programmed, including T2E plus, the national reading radio programs and other interventions all aimed at improving reading skills at the foundation level.

She also praised the teachers and encouraged them to do more for the students.

She appreciated the teachers for availing themselves for the program despite the ongoing strike action of teachers in the country.

There were seven schools present for this competition from different communities within the district. The schools which participated are (Dodowa west school, Dodowa east school, Volivo school, Asutsuare school, Asutsuare junction school, Doryumu school, Topko school).

Out of the seven schools that came for the competitions the first three schools were awarded with prizes.

 Dodowa east won the overall performance with (230 points) followed by dodowa west school (229.6 points) and finally, the third position was volivo school with (222.5 points).

Some dignitaries gracing the program were Nana Amponsah DokuaIII, Queen-mother of Osudoku Traditional council, the Asafoatse Tetteh Huadji VI,Osudoku Lenordjie-Apetetsi ,Former Eastern Regional Education Director, Headmaster and Headmistress of various schools.