ZODML recently commissioned five new Oasis libraries in the eastern part of Nigeria, precisely Anambra State. The concurrent commissioning was done on the 6th of October, 2017, by the Chairman, Anambra State Universal Basic Education Board (ASUBEB) Chief Nnemeka Olisa, represented by the Secretary to the Board Mrs Anyadubalu Vivian.
Oasis libraries aim at encouraging pupils to love to read at an early age. For this reason, ZODML stocks the Libraries with textbooks, subject textbooks, fiction and non-fiction books, so that they can be motivated to read. These libraries provide a platform for children to experience the enjoyment of reading.
Reading skills are essential to child’s success. It stimulates their imagination, helps them develop language and reading skills, and expands their understanding of the world.
The lack of instructional learning materials in schools influences poor performance in children which is why ZODML is committed to providing free libraries to public school pupils.
The CEO of ZODML in her speech said that “Library is a necessary adjunct of any educational institution, and we set up free libraries to promote reading and self-education for those who cannot afford books.”
The participatory schools were Community Primary School Amawbia, Igwedimma Primary School Amawbia, Ezi-Awka Primary School Awka, Uru Okwe Primary School Enugwu Ukwu, and Ozalla Primary School Abagana.
The pupils were very excited about their new libraries that they trilled us to various performances including cultural dance.