The Ghana Library Authority has lauded the efforts of Citi FM and Citi TV for their contribution towards empowering young children in the country through effective and healthy competitions such as The Literacy Challenge.
The annual competition which is open to every basic student in the country is aimed at improving literacy standards in the country, empower students to challenge themselves and exceed their limitations as they improve their proficiency.
Speaking to the media on the sidelines of this year’s World Literacy Day held in Koforidua, the Acting Director of the Ghana Library Authority, Hayford Siaw appreciated the efforts of the management of Citi FM and Citi TV in improving literacy standards and proficiency of students in the country through innovative initiatives.
“Citi FM and Citi TV’s Literacy Challenge is a laudable initiative. It allows Ghanaian children to express themselves, articulate their views on what they believe the Ghanaian society can do collectively to achieve development. I have been monitoring all the works that Citi FM/TV had been doing and the Ghana Library Authority believes is a commendable initiative and we look forward to support Citi FM/TV in any way we can.”
The Literacy Challenge is a Citi FM initiative that seeks to engage students in solving societal issues through writing to improve their skills for a grand prize of GHC10, 000.
The competition gives Junior High School Students nationwide the task to write on a particular topic.
For the 2019 edition for instance, the topic is “In recent Years, indiscipline on our roads has led to the loss of many lives. In light of this write an essay, suggesting ways to solve this problem, in order to help Ghana’s economy to grow and develop.”
It falls in line with ‘Citi TV’s War Against Indiscipline’ campaign.
50 students are selected to move to the second level for an aptitude test where top 10 students will battle it out for the grand prize of GHc10,000 in a classic quiz competition.
We’re ready to support CITI FM
Mr. Siaw further expressed the Authority’s readiness to offer further assistance to the station to undertake its activities aimed at improving the skills of young children in the country.
“If CITI FM needs books to help their projects we have them, if they need space to use we have it, when you come to the Eastern Regional library or the Accra Central library we have space for them so that we can engage more young people around literacy and other reading and educational programs. We have already made that offer available to CITI FM. So we are hoping for a fruitful partnership with Citi because we believe we can not do it alone and that is why we are supporting a lot of NGOs like World Vision, United Ways, UNICEF and others so that collectively we can enhance and improve literacy in the country”