Desist from reading only examination based books- youths advised
The Oforikromhene & Benkumhene of Techiman Traditional area, Okogyeman Kesse Basahyia II has charged youths in the country especially students to desist from reading only examination based books but rather read widely from other books so as to broaden their horizon and acquire enough information for future use.
According to him, reading not only from their area of discipline is key to empowerment and enriching themselves with vast knowledge and information which could later be channelled into writing of books on various topics of interest as well as for future use.
Nana Okogyeman Kesse Basahyia II made this known in interview on the sideline of the launch of a book titled “My pen, My statement”; a book on drawings and paintings held in Accra on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at the British Council Auditorium.
“My pen, my statement!” is a 150 pages master book catalogued with great arts and illustrations created with pen which seeks to educate students on the fundamentals and rudiments of drawing to help them develop their talents to become great artists in the future.
Touted as the first book of its kind in the history of Ghana which contained illustrations and paintings seeking to serve as a guide to students who wants to learn drawing, the book was authored by one of the finest writers in the country called Mr. Isaac K. Appiah who also doubles as a lecturer from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi.
Books are very important materials that conveys thoughts, ideas and information and others which educates people and also help us acquire knowledge and skills especially to students but unfortunately most people lack reading habit owing to lack of knowledge as well. Even out of majority of people who read especially students are only focused on reading school text books forgetting that reading extensively outside their syllabus helps.
But explaining why it is important for students to cultivate the habit of reading widely beyond their scope of discipline, Nana Okogyeman Kesse Basahyia II who also doubles as the Corporate Printing Manager of the Ghana Ports and Harbour Authority said: ” You see former President John Agyekum Kufuor’s brother, Dr. Kwame Addo-Kufuor was not a soldier but served as a Defense Minister , the same applied to Major Courage Quashigah who wasn’t also a
medical doctor but served as a Health Minister including several other positions to mention few”. “So what you’re likely to be in the future is not depended on your area of discipline but the wider you read the more you get access to enough information so that when you’re brought to the fore you should be able to exhibit them and people will see that indeed you’ve read”.
For his part, the General Manager for Adwinsa Publications Limited, Kwaku Oppong Amponsah sharing his thoughts on the book commended the author for the great initiative. He described the book as something which is not common in the system because ‘it’s on illustrations and actually there are no books specifically on illustration of students’.
” So this is the first of its kind and we’re proud to be associated with it”, he stressed.
By Joseph Kobla Wemakor/Ghananewsone.com