According to her, most children who are described as “dull” have impairments with sight, ear, speech and even confidence.

Mrs Ose Boakye was speaking on the sidelines of a health screening and reading clinic for basic school children organised by Tema Lions Club in collaboration with Literacy For Life at Mobole in the Ningo Prampram District of the Greater Accra Region.

She therefore called on the Ghana Education Service to collaborate with the Ministry of Health and Non governmental Organisations (NGO) which have the expertise to detect and help children with learning difficulties.

“We come across these sad situations anytime we interact with deprived children. Most parents are ignorant as their teachers so the children through no fault of theirs struggle through insignificant and curable health issues into permanent impairment in adulthood.

We need to wake up as a nation and save these huge human resources. Let’s do the simple tests, apply the simply cures and teach the basic skills in reading.”

Mrs Osei Boakye disclosed that her NGO trains teachers as well as teaches children to enjoy the pleasure of reading.

Source: GNA/News Ghana


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