The Ministry of Education, Sports, and Creative Industries will host the National Literacy Festival on March 2.
The festival will be school-based, which will allow for schools across Antigua and Barbuda to place emphasis on the theme “Literacy: Enriching lives and preserving our culture”.
Education Officer, Language Arts, Desryn Collins, said the purpose of the National Literacy Festival, which is part of the Ministry’s Education Month activities, is to underscore the idea that the literacy development of students is critical to their overall well-being.
“It is no secret that many of our students are struggling with literacy but a much greater
number have excellent literacy skills. So, this festival is also an opportunity to celebrate the literacy development of students at both the primary and secondary levels of education,” Mrs. Collins added.
Secondary schools will conduct their main activities during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, while the activities at primary schools will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
The education officer is inviting the general public to support the schools in the communities on this day and all citizens are invited to take time out and read for at least half of an hour on 2 nd March, 2023.