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Ovu foundation charges teachers to encourage pupils on reading culture
By Oke Eguriase
THE Ovu foundation, a non-government organization in Delta state has charged teachers in primary schools to encourage pupils on habit of reading culture, because reading is the foundation of educational system.
The president of the foundation, Prof Akpofure Rim-Rukeh gave the charge recently during the foundation season three school reading competition organized for pupils in all the primary schools in Ovu land.
Akpofure stated that the reading competition is part of the series of educational development initiative of the foundation, stressing that, the body was borne out of the desire by elites of Ovu origin to give back to the community what they have gained from the community.
He said, “this competition is the third in the series and it is aimed at encouraging the pupils on their education.
The president who stated that the focal objectives of the foundation is educational empowerment, said since its inception the foundation has embarked on numbers of educational development initiatives which include; yearly distribution of exercise books to all the primary schools within Ovu communities.
Speaking further, he said the foundation has also awarded scholarship to indigent students who were outstanding in the previous reading competition and the foundation has initiated the construction of a Computer Base Test (CBT) centre at Oviorie-Ovu, which is currently at a roofing stage as a result of the current trend in the educational development in the country.
Prof. Igbigbi who was guest speaker at occasion commended the foundation for their vision towards educational development in Ovu land, while charging parents to encourage their children in reading.
He noted that to read is the first step to every child’s education and that these ones are the future of the nation, Delta State and Ovu in general as he challenged the pupils to take their education serious.
At the end of the competition, the 13 primary schools that participated in the oral comprehension and reading, T.A Salubi primary school, Ovu emerged winner, Gerina Brian Academy, Oviorie came second while Oviorie model primary school took third.
Aboderin Onotunde of Okuodi primary school got the star prize, Uboko Promise of Oviorie model and Ovie Favour of Dominion primary school were also giving prize for their outstanding performance, while trophies were giving to the schools.
Those present at the occasion were Dr. Emmanuel Oniyama, Teddy Okumakube, Adogbeji Peter, Engr Jude Ohre, Comr Smart Orhorhoro , Chief Ken Omamogho, who represented His Royal Highness the Osuvie of Ovu, Chief T.E Salubi.