The Acting Executive Director of the Ghana Library Authority (GLA), Mr. Hayford Siaw has eulogized the Minister of Education, Dr. Mathew Opoku Prempeh for his pragmatic approach towards efficient and effective library system in the country.
According to him, under the watch of the current education minister, Ghana has been restored back on the trajectory of enhanced quality education with better library facilities.
Mr. Siaw was speaking at the launch of a new manual for managing libraries in Ghana. The event was held in the Ashanti Region.
The manual, authored by the GLA forms part of efforts to instill reading culture among young people in the country.
Mr. Siaw explained that several findings of past reports highlighted the need for school libraries to be developed as an integral part the nation’s education agenda but the country has only paid lip service to it.
“It is on this that the current education minister should be commended for his strong will, desire and commitment for quality library system in the country,” he said.
The launch which occurred at the ongoing training programme of Senior High Schools (SHS) Librarians in Ashanti Region is part of the efforts by the GLA to equip school library managers with skills to manage libraries.
Dr. Helena R. Asamoah-Hassan, Board Chairperson of the GLA, who performed the launch of the manual, encouraged stakeholders to make use of it to improve a culture of reading and lifelong learning in the country.