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neoxiang
5th March 2012, 08:43 PM
A renowned African writer and professor of English, Ama Atta Aidoo, has bemoaned the poor reading culture of the ordinary Ghanaian.

Today, March 1 marks World Book Day and according to Madam Aidoo, Ghana has nothing to celebrate as its development as a result of the lack of reading and reading materials available in schools.

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Ama Atta Aidoo
“Most of us unfortunately have not been reading even at the secondary schools, feeling that reading is literature and that literature is a subject meant for only those who read it,” she complained.

Prof. Aidoo also added that the recently launched ‘Mbasem Foundation’ is aimed at putting together a national literacy manifesto.

“The essence of the literacy manifesto is to make available a document that would point to certain critical areas that we can deal with as a nation and as a people, so we can reduce the negative literacy rate,” she explained.





















Source: Citifmonline.com