| •Orelope-Adefulire, Lagos Deputy Gov.
is the World Literacy Day worldwide, a day the UNESCO celebrates to draw
attention to the status of literacy and adult learning globally.
•Orelope-Adefulire, Lagos Deputy Gov.
Lagos State, the day will be marked with a target to break the Guinness World
Records. The attempt to break the record will happen at an event in which the
Deputy Governor, Adejoke Orelope-Adefulire, will lead over 4,000 school children
to read a book jointly.
event will hold at 10 Degree Events on Billingsway Road, Oregun, Ikeja, from 9
by Ecole de Dessin in conjunction with the Lagos State Government, the Big Read
will attract a galaxy of celebrities and many school children.
record for “Most Children Reading With An Adult In A Single Location
was first set by 3,032 children of the Kindergarten Status School at Global
Village in Dubai on 12 November, 2008.
Thursday, 4 March, 2010, the Islamic Forum Charity in the UK also assembled
3,234 children to take part in a Big Reading Session. The event took place at
East London Muslim Centre.
hopes to raise the bar tomorrow.
sobering reality facing UNESCO on each World Literacy Day is that achieving 100
per cent literacy worldwide remains an elusive target as over a billion people
lack minimum literacy skills worldwide….