The Chief of Anyinasu in the Ejura Sekyere Dumasi District in the Ashanti Region is advocating for reading to be used as punishment for students who go against regulations as a means to promote reading among students.
Nana Akwasi Awobaa II, after assuming the Anyinasu throne some six years ago has made education his major priority because he strongly believes that education is the most effective and surest way to transform his community.
He has since established the Nana Akwasi Awobaa Senior High Technical School and initiated a community Library project to promote reading.
On Tuesday 15th March 2022, the Anyinasuhene in collaboration with an Accra-based non-governmental organization, African Library Project, donated thousands of reading books to some six different schools in his community.
Nana Akwasi Awobaah II suggested to teachers to rather punish students with reading instead of weeding, sweeping, and other forms of punishment. He prefers that students be allowed to read books extensively as a punishment to weeding or others.
For him, it is the best way to inculcate reading habits in students. He says reading is the foundation of education and that no nation can develop without a high literacy rate.
In his speech, Nana Awobaah II advised students of the beneficiary schools to take their studies seriously to secure a better future. He urged teachers to ensure the students read the books provided extensively to serve its purpose.
Source: opemsuo.com/Kwabena Kyeremateng