Following the event of the recent International Literacy day organized by the Anambra State Library, the speakers have called on the Federal government to change the education curriculum to meet with the demands of the day.
The event held at the Auditorium of Onitsha Divisional Library, Onitsha, and saw different speakers speak on the theme of literacy.
Mr. Onyeka Ozoudeokpoko one of the speakers who did a presentation on the theme “Literacy in The COVID-19 Period”, emphasized the need for people to use their reasoning and knowledge to carve a niche for themselves. In addition, utilize the internet to showcase their activities and businesses.
On her part, Mrs. Ijeoma Ireh, another speaker and an educationist shared her experience on how she developed herself through the effective use of the library; with her inculcating the spirit of reading in her children very early. On the flip side, she decried the poor reading culture among the upcoming generation.
With the aim of the program geared towards creating awareness on the essence of reading and the need for students to make use of the library to improve on their educational ability, Mrs. Juliet Enemuo, the Divisional Librarian for Onitsha admonished both the students and people living in Onitsha and environs to always make use of the library as it is open to all.
Some of the participants, including Master Uchenna Mba, acknowledged the coordinators for the program which he said was educational whereas Miss Success Ikeakor spoke on the impact of Mr. Frederic Chidozie Ogbalu in ensuring that both the Igbo Language and culture is upheld. In addition, she called on all to speak the language and make judicious use of the library.