Traditional rulers in Anambra State have commanded a Philanthropist, Mr Paul Enidom, for introducing `talking books’ in Anambra State primary schools to enhance teaching and learning.
Chairman of Anambra Traditional Ruler’s council Igwe Obi Nn’emeka Achebe said this during the traditional rulers’ council meeting at Government House, Awka.
Igwe Achebe was represented by the traditional ruler of Okpuno, Igwe Sunday Okafor.
The chairman noted that talking books would go a long way in improving reading accuracy, increase speed and expand vocabulary and fluency among students.
He said that traditional rulers would support as well as get their subjects and well meaning individuals to key into the programme, so as to give education its pride of place in the state.
Mr Enidom expressed satisfaction at the support and encouragement he received from the traditional rulers.
“I came to unveil the Talking Books and Model Pen because of my desire to impact positively in education in the state.
“The passion and desire was from my mother, Mrs Martina Chinyere Enidom,’’ he added.
Mr Enidom, then, said that the talking books would help the pupils at primary school level to pay more attention and comprehend easily.
He, however, noted that there were endless reasons why talking books were essentially good as part of learning process to get children to listen in anywhere, anytime.
Mr Enidom also said that he had introduced the books to Government officials — ASUBEB and the Ministry of Education but that he felt it necessary to let the traditional rulers also to know about it. (MOI)