The Chronicler Newspaper Donates Mini Libraries To Two Schools in Iseyin
The Bishop Ajayi Chrowther Memorial High School, Osoogun and Methodist Primary School 11, Ago Mokeye, in Iseyin were the latest public schools to benefit from The Chronicler Newspaper’s Public Schools Library Resuscitation Project on Tuesday.
The library corner, which is a stopgap approach to advocate a new system to encourage reading in public schools was initiated by the publisher of The Chronicler Newspaper, an online tabloid based in Iseyin, Alhazan Abiodun.
While unveiling the library corners at the two communities under Iseyin local government, Alhazan urged the managements of the two schools to allow pupils and students easy access to the books, so they could familiarize themselves with books and consequently improve on their reading and writing abilities.
A community leader at the Osoogun community, Mr Abiodun Bambi, who facilitated the project to Osoogun said every effort will be made towards enlarging the library and assisting students to have a conducive atmosphere to study.
Mr Bambi assured the donor that the wave of attitudinal change for a better society has hit Osoogun community, which already has a faculty of Agriculture of the Ajayi Crowther University.
Teachers and pupils at the Methodist Primary School, Ayo Mokeye were elated when the mini library was unveiled while they took turns to glance through the titles.
The project has donated books and mini library to over fifteen public secondary and primary schools within Iseyin local government to achieve a reorientation on reading culture.
According to the brain behind the project “people pray for us for thinking of and implementing the little project but we tell them to rather pray for those that are making it possible through donations of money and books.
”Our calculation after three years of doing this is to gauge its impact through an assessment method which will be in the form of debates, quiz and spelling competitions for the benefiting schools.
”It is an ongoing project and we promise to reach out to other schools that have benefited as long as we have assistance from people,” he pointed.