Mrs Diana B. McBagonluri, an author, has called on the Ghana Education Service to re-design its curriculum for basic schools to include reading as a front role subject.
She said it is important to give reading the needed attention in the educational curriculum.
Mrs McBagonluri said this at the launch of 10 books she authored for pupil’s in basic schools.
The publisher of the books are the EPP publishing Group.
Mrs McBagonluri said when basic schools are equipped with reading books for children, it would help widen their knowledge and improve their performance at the junior high school level.
Mrs McBagonluri appealed to parents to encourage their children to read books to broaden their horizon and knowledge.
Mr Faisal Ibrahim Cisse, Territorial Manager of EPP, said it is good to publish books meant for the children, adding that the books would help children in many ways to improve on their knowledge.
He called on stakeholders in the educational sector, especially authors to write books that would help children improve their reading skills at the basic level as it is the foundation of their development.
Mr Imoro Awudu, Chairman of the occasion, called on parents to ensure that their children read extensively to open their minds and help them improve their pronunciation of words.
Mrs McBangonluri holds a Master of Arts in English Literature from the Rosemont University, Pennsylvania, USA; a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from the University College of Education, Winneba; and a teacher Certificate from the St. Monica’s Training College, Ashanti-Mampong.
She is also a graduate from St. Francis of Assisi Girls Secondary School, Jirapa.