UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of United Bank for Africa Plc, has called on students to take critical interest in developing their reading habits to improve their vocabulary, knowledge and understanding of events around them.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, UBA Foundation, Ijeoma Aso, made the call while launching the 2016 edition of the Read Africa initiative.
The initiative is aimed at encouraging students across Africa to rekindle their interest in reading.
The programme took place at the Dolphin High School, Ikoyi, Lagos where the students played host to a team of senior management workers from the UBA in a reading a mentoring session.
The Read Africa initiative is meant to instill awareness among students on the need to develop a passion for reading.
Aso was quoted to have said, “It is important that as students you develop a reading habit, not only for the purpose of studying to pass your examinations but also for pleasure and expanding your knowledge and vocabulary.”