The exchange pupils and headteachers of the University Basic Schools with the Central Regional Minister, Mr. Kwamina Duncan

UCC Library Organises Reading Clinic for Basic Schools

The University Library in collaboration with the Information Literacy Skills Unit has organised a four-day reading clinic for five basic Schools in some communities around the University.

The event was organised as part of activities marking the 3rd National Library and Information Week celebrations held in the last week of October, 2015.

Schools that benefitted from the reading clinic were; Presby Model Basic School and Imam Khomeini Basic School in Amamoma; M/A Basic School, Apewosika; M/A Basic School, Kwaprow and Catholic Basic School, Okyeso.  As part of the package, each of the schools received 150 books to start their own libraries. A similar presentation was also made to the Children’s Library at the Southern Campus (Old site) to beef up their collection.

Explaining the rationale behind the reading clinic and presentation of books, the Acting Deputy Librarian, Mrs. Paulina Afful-Arthur said the programme was aimed at inculcating the habit of reading in children within the University’s catchment area. She commended the selected schools for showing interest in the programme.

Sixteen staff from the University Library provided assistance during the four-day programme.