Optimize libraries to up academic performance, students urged

STUDENTS and teachers have been advised to make maximum use of libraries to improve their academic performance and develop the reading culture.

The advice was given on Tuesday by the Co-director of Realising Education for Development (READ) project, Ms Lusekelo Mwalughelo, when handing over a fully equipped library to Makole Secondary School  worth 12m/-.

The library that has been renovated, furnished and loaded with books courtesy of the Karimjee Jivanjee Foundation, is meant to develop reading culture and increase pass marks among students and the school rank.

She urged the school community to take good care of the library and the equipment so that they last longer and serve the future generation as well.

Ms Mwalughelo said with proper use of the library, the students can learn new skills, knowledge and information on a review of a number of publications.

For her part, the school headmistress, Zainab Issa thanked READ for the support whereby they have been carrying out number of projects to improve the teaching and learning environment.

She said this year, READ has supported an additional mini library packed with English and Kiswahili literature books and an Atlas for Form IV, all costing 3.2m/-.

“We appreciate for the support as it has added value to the students’ performance especially Form Two and Form Four students in the national examinations through the use of the library and the books,” she said

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