The National Universities Commission (NUC) in collaboration with Maximum Impact Solutions and Systems Limited (MISS) are holding a reading instructors certification training programme for the Nigerian universities.
The five day training programme which commenced in Abuja yesterday is about acquiring a vital skill that will live with the recipient for life and enable such a recipient become a driver of the reading revolution in Africa.
Chairman, MISS, Prof. Emeka Okoli, in his welcome address, said “The Nigerian society is faced with lots of challenge characterised by slow reading, vocalisation, low comprehension rate, low retention rate, low recall rate, lack of interest in reading and the absence of a reading culture.”
The result of these, he said “are evident in the high failure rates in public examination, rejection of the countries graduates in some universities abroad and the inability of graduates to compete effectively with their counterparts from other countries.”
He said “The program is designed to create a pool of reading instructors to drive the reading revolution in the universities through a system that has been created, called the readers edge software which involves technologies, training packages and enduring structures as well as strategic reading programs and events to trigger a reading revolution.”
The chairman maintained that the readers edge software guarantees improved reading speed, comprehension, retention, recall and reading pleasure adding that the training is designed to educate, equip and empower the participants to drive the reading revolution process by helping the participants overcome reading challenges and develop an efficient reading skills.
Executive Secretary of the NUC Prof. Julius Okojie, represented byAkinbode Agbaoye who informed the participants that the readers edge software had been rated? number one and best reading software in the world through testimonies from users in over 130 countries and? recommended the use of the software in universities.