Students and teachers share views on importance of literacy

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BY ELLISON VAHI

AS a way forward to get jobs is to be able to read, write and use digital technologies.

“By addressing these issues now and learning throughout life, we will have a stronger SI for us, our children and our communities.”

Speaking with the paper, Mrs Sarah Houkura, a school teacher from Tuvaruhu said that a lot of students are lacking literate, thus with such a programme hosted is of a valuable, as it helps students to involve as well learn new ideas and knowledges about the importance of literacy, with especially writing and reading.

“Writing enables a person to put ideas into focus with more thought and clarity, because unlike speaking, we are able to take our time when stating what we want to communicate. We can be more selective in our choice of words as well considering the tone of the language we are using,” she said.

She adds, “helping someone to read and write effectively or acquire the basic math skills so many of us take for granted, improves the future of everyone in society. Literacy is also a critical to economic development as well as individual and community well-being.

“The need is to ensure that the workforce has a strong foundation in essential skills such as reading, writing, and working with digital technologies.”

Also speaking, Mr Prince Dan, a form 1 student said that, the hosting of the Literacy programme is an opportunity as he finds it interesting and as well he has learnt a lot more new information valuable towards their academic career.

John Hati, a form 2 students from Tanagai too said that, the programme is very interesting and whilst shared that it is very important as it helps them as well give an over view to the students on how important is them to be able to know how and improve in reading and writing.

In relation, Literacy is one of the most important skills when it comes to our personal growth, culture and development. It is even more important today because of how our economy and society are changing as around the world, governments, businesses and people are becoming more and more connected by digital technologies.

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