Male Amarteifio, Volta and Oti Regional Director, Ghana Library Authority (GLA) has emphasised the will need for citizens to appreciate and assist the country’s poets and poetry.
He said poetry is a effective tool that could convey favourable improvements in the lives of people and society at substantial as it aided open up doorways for a rich community of contacts.
Mr Amarteifio was speaking at a poetry competitiveness held involving 5 Senior High and Specialized Universities – OLA, Mawuko Women, Mawuli, Sokode, and Taviefe in the Ho Municipality.
It was organised by the GLA in collaboration with the Geothe Institut Ghana and Ehalakasa Group to commemorate this year’s World Poetry Day, which falls on March 21.
The United Nations Academic, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) adopted March 21, as a Globe Poetry Day to assistance linguistic range by poetic expression and engender languages the chance to be listened to within just their communities.
Mr Amarteifio mentioned the levels of competition was also aimed to whip up desire in the students relating to poetry and to make them know its great importance so they could recognize it.
The Director expressed hope that the opposition would be an yearly affair to help revive the spirit of poetry in college students and the Region as a complete.
He urged the college students to target on their research and stay away from functions that could distract them from accomplishing their aims in lifetime.
Mr Eric Gamadeku, Head of Supervision, Volta Regional Educational Directorate, underscored the great importance of the Day, indicating it increased examining, crafting, educating, and studying of poetry in instructional establishments across the world.
He mentioned the working day also aided to give new recognition and impetus to the nationwide, regional, and international poetry motion for a more robust and positive effect.
“As professionals, directors, and directors of schooling that are mandated to champion implementation of instructional procedures and programmes which includes poetry as an facet of the common curriculum, we are obligation-sure to aid a laudable programme like the Entire world Poetry Day,” he included.
In the conclusion, Mawuli Senior Superior School conquer the other participating colleges to occur tops, with OLA and Mawuko Girls’ Senior Significant Educational facilities putting 2nd and third respectively.
Some pupils who spoke to the Ghana News Agency (GNA) explained the function as educative and entertaining and ended up grateful to the organisers.
Master Francis Nuwordu, a university student of Sokode Senior Large Complex Faculty instructed GNA the function has boosted his confidence and enlightened him more on the gains of poetry.
The participants were given a certification and some income.