Letter: Introduce reading clinics in schools
Dear Editor, I am worried about the way pupils in my class find it difficult to read and understand.
A lot of them cannot pronounce and spell simple words correctly.
The lack of a library in our school is a contributing factor because it makes it difficult for us to read and understand on our own.
I am more concerned about our final-year students who will be writing the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) this year.
If they are unable to read and understand the questions well, they will not perform well. I, therefore, plead with the Ministry of Education, Ghana Education Service (GES) and NGOs to come to the aid of my school and construct a library for the schoolchildren and also organise reading clinics from time to time to assist pupils and students who have difficulty reading to understanding what they have read.
I encourage teachers to organise reading contests and also conduct a lot of spelling drills so that schoolchildren will build on their vocabulary which would help them write good essays as well as speak good English.
Priscilla Ahinful Acquah,
Nsaba Primary School,