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FCT schools get reading clubs

Chief Executive Officer of Bratim Training Limited, Tejan Adewumi Ibrahim (middle) presents information resources to book club of Juniour Secondary School Gwarimpa, yesterday.

The Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria, (LRCN) in partnership with Bratim Training Limited have launched book clubs junior secondary schools Jabi and Gwarimpa in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). In his opening remarks, Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) of Bratim Training Limited, Tejan Adewumi Ibrahim, said the clubs were meant to promote reading culture among students.

He said, “Our objective is to promote and improve the reading culture of the students.”

He said the reading culture had declined in the country because most students preferred to watch movies rather than reading books. This according to him has affected the students’ performance in various schools. He said that setting up reading clubs in the schools and monitoring the students would encourage them to imbibe the spirit of reading. Speaking earlier, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer, (CEO) of Librarians Registration Council of Nigeria (LRCN), Prof. Michael Afolabi, urged students to embrace libraries for reading.

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