IS there a remedy for the total lack of interest in reading in Uganda? Reading and writing experts share their views
Shel Arensen, a veteran writer of Children books in Africa
Arensen advises parents and teachers to encourage early interest in reading books. Most importantly, the books should be written in context of the African society.
Fred Geke a renowned writer and author
A person should be reading something at any one time. What matters in reading is the consistency. It does not matter whether it is a newspaper, a book, magazine or anything that develops thirst for knowledge. You must go for it.
Loy Tumusiime, the chairperson of The Reading Association of Uganda
Tumusiime sasy: â€œSensitise people on the benefits of reading, starting with children. It is better to start with young pupils.â€
At first it people thought that poor reading culture was caused by lack of reading material, but even as books got available, people do not use them. The biggest issue is sensitising people to appreciate the value of reading and what it can do for them.
Which way for poor reading culture?