Two years ago, there was a need to start a movement that would propel students and youths into the fifth wall of academic excellence and intellectualism. This was prompted by the mediocre state of living been exhibited by some young people and their apathy toward reading and the art of learning in general. Thus, the inspiration to Introduce a unique concept where young people will not only be encouraged to read to gain knowledge but they will also be taught the practical ways of becoming very useful with the information garnered through reading books and intensive studying habit was formed.
This concept goes further to advocate that every young person has a hidden potential in them that when used will make our world a better place to be. Owing to this truth, we stop at nothing in encouraging them to do the possible best in discovering, developing and giving out to the world the dividend of their God-given potentials, regardless of their fields and interests. The programme, Readers Summit started with ENUGU READERS’ SUMMIT on the 12th July 2016 while ANAMBRA READERS (AND WRITERS’) SUMMIT was first held on the 4th of March, 2017 at Boys Secondary School, Oraifite, Ekwusigo Local Government Area Anambra.
This year, the event, slated for Saturday 23rd June, 2018 would be held at Nnamdi Azikiwe University High School, UNIZIK Awka, Anambra State. Time: 9AM Prompt.
The theme of the event is ‘SPARKLES OF EXCELLENCE’
In the educational system, the annual events seek to build students who are academically sound and will become outstanding in their academic endeavors. It also seeks to discourage students’ indulgence in the academic monster called examination malpractice thereby embracing the philosophy of dignity of labour.
It is tailored to:
• Raising young leaders who are readers and will become exceptionally different and useful to themselves, the nation and the world at large.
• Challenge students and other young participants to become the best readers. When this is achieved, the menace of examination illegalities will be curbed to a large extent.
This will be achieved through:
• The speeches by our professional speaker who are well experienced,
• The Open Mic readings,
• The entertainments and
• The students’ engagement in ‘on the spot Essay Competition.’
The competition is designed to encourage the students to work hard in their academic endeavors. It will also serve as a convergence ground for young writers who are either published or yet to be published.
The students and youths attendees will have the opportunity of networking with people of like minds and superiors.