The pupils and students of Glory Kindcare Learning Complex in the Sunyani municipality of the Brong Ahafo Region have commended the management of the Graphic Communications Group Limited (GCGL) for publishing the Junior Graphic, which is targeted at the youth.
They said the weekly publication provided them and other children with news and educational information, ranging from academic, sports, entertainment, human interest stories and many other issues that concerned children.
The President of the Glory Kindcare Learning Complex Junior Graphic Fan Club, Ms Esther Asor, a JHS One student, commended GCGL on behalf of the pupils and students at the inauguration of the school’s Junior Graphic Fan Club at the Children’s Park in Sunyani last week.
Other executive members of the club are Emmanuelle Afimaa, Vice-President; Augustina Takyiwaa, Secretary; Erica Konadu Antwi, Assistant Secretary; Gifty Pomaa, Financial Secretary; Andy Donyina, Assistant Financial Secretary; Richard Kyeremeh, Organising Secretary; Kwame Agyenim Boateng, Assistant Organising Secretary; Irene Ameyaa, Chaplain, and Ruth Nyarko, Assistant Secretary.
The inauguration of the club coincided with a quiz organised by the Junior Graphic for members of the club. It was won by Group A “Knowledge and Honesty”, with Group B “Wisdom and Truth” placing second. The three representatives for each group were presented with prizes.
Ms Asor said the club owned its existence to Mr Emmanuel Taah Amoakoh, the Administrator of the school, adding that all the pupils and students from Class Three to JHS One were members of the club, which was founded in 2008 to ensure that all the children in the school participated in reading and the discussion of issues raised in the Junior Graphic.
“Pupils of Glory Kindercare Learning Complex have benefited a lot from the Junior Graphic and the club’s activities. The continuous reading of the paper and the club’s activities increase our knowledge and improve on our reading and writing skills,” the president said.
The Junior Graphic also presented books and a dictionary to the club at the inauguration, which was interspersed with the recitation of poems on the Junior Graphic written by the pupils and a cultural display by the drama group of the school.
Inaugurating the club, Mr Charles Addo Bampoe, the Brong Ahafo Regional Manager of the GCGL urged students and pupils to cultivate the habit of reading to improve their academic work, since English language ran through almost all the examinable subjects in the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE).
Mr Francis Taah-Amoakoh, the Director of the school, also urged the pupils to be disciplined and obedient and commended the GCGL for coming out with the publication to improve the reading and writing skills among children.