If Children Do Not Master Reading by Age 10, They Are Unlikely to Do So Later in Life - Kofi Asare

If Children Do Not Master Reading by Age 10, They Are Unlikely to Do So Later in Life – Kofi Asare

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The Executive Director of Africa Educational Watch (EduWatch), Mr. Kofi Asare has revealed that if children don’t master reading by the age of 10 years they are very unlikely to do so later in life.

Kofi Asare the Key Note Speaker, at the ongoing Africa Literacy Educators Conference in Nigeria further revealed that about “80% of Sub-Saharan Africa’s Primary School aged children cannot read and write.

The Educational think-tank director also revealed a data by World Bank, 2022 that in Ghana; “only 20% of primary school graduates can read a story with understanding.”

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“If children do not master reading by age 10, they are unlikely to do so later in life.” Kofi Asare revealed.

What is actually causing this in Ghana. Is it poor syllabus or facilitators or parent’s attitude?

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Reacting to his post a user wrote;

“There is a simple way to curb this problem, our syllabus at the lower primary should focus on sounds and blending, I used this technique and within three months my boy started reading both Fante and English”.

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