Friday 9 September 2011

Lagos Enters Guinness Book of World Records

• Lagos State Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire reading from the book, Time Changes Yesterday during today’s world record breaking event to mark this year’s World Literacy Day. PHOTOS: IDOWU OGUNLEYE.
The Lagos State Government entered into the Guinness Book of World Records this week when 4,500 school children, youths and civil servants gathered to read from various story books and novels in Ikeja. This was organised by Ecole de Dessin in conjunction with the Lagos State Government, with the aim of ensuring the cultivation of a healthy reading culture, this was triggered by the decline in literacy rate in Nigeria. 

The Big Read attracted celebrities, top Government officials and many school children. The Deputy Governor of Lagos addressed everyone saying that Governor Fashola has directed all students in public schools to read for at least two hours everyday because of the 

The record for “Most Children Reading With An Adult In A Single Location,” was first set by 3,032 children in Dubai on 12 November, 2008, and then on Thursday, 4 March, 2010, the Islamic Forum Charity in the UK also assembled 3,234 children at East London Muslim Centre.

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1 comment:

  1. Hope the officials of Guinness World records were around, else this would remain a mere claim!


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