Winneba (C/R), April 13, GNA- The International Literacy Association (ILA) Winneba Chapter, has been launched on the theme: “Literacy and Sustainable Development: The Role of International Literacy Association.”
Professor Mawutor Avoke Vice Chancellor of the University of Education (UEW), who launched the activity in Winneba in the Central Region in a speech read on his behalf asked the ILA chaired by Dr Benjamin B. Bingab a lecturer at the UEW to live up to expectation.
He asked members to provide the needed direction and leadership in accordance with the core values of the Association.
The ILA is an international professional organisation that was formed in 1956, to help improve reading instruction, facilitate dialogue about research on reading, encourage the habit of reading in the society, to empower educators, inspire students, and encourage leaders with the resources they need to make literacy accessible for all.
Prof Avoke said the need for teachers to be provided with the necessary resources as well as the professionalism to support and inspire students with literacy skills could not be overemphasized.
He said the UEW, as an institution that trained competent professional teachers for all levels of education would not relent in efforts to equip students with the necessary skills to offer them access to literacy education.
“I hope revamping of the Chapter in Effutu Constituency will create a sustainably literacy community… at the University of Education, Winneba,” he added.
Dr Bingab thanked the members for given them their nod to lead the Association, saying he will work with zeal in accordance with the rules and regulations to protect and safeguard the interest of all.
Prof Christopher Y. Akwaa-Mensah Registrar of the UEW, who chaired the event, urged the executives of the Association to lead the crusade to educate the public to know the essence of literacy and to refrain from actions and inactions that contributed to social vices the nation was encountering.