‘Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers’. Elio- A child's reading skills are important to their success in school as they will allow them to access the breadth of the curriculum and improve their communication and language skills.
In addition, reading can be a fun and imaginative time for children, which opens doors to all kinds of new worlds for them.
There are a lot of jobs today that failed to exist several decades ago. The 2017 Mc Kinsey report estimated that 49 percent of time spent on work activities worldwide could be automated using existing technologies.
The requirements on employee’s skills have also changed.
As part of our curriculum review at NAISAK, we have identified ‘reading’ as a key area for development and will be included in the school’s strategic development plan.
With a busy timetable, teachers currently do not have enough time to listen to their children read as much as they would like to.Knowledge is the true basis of higher education: its production via research, its transmission via teaching, its acquisition and use by students.Hence, excellence must remain the prime objective of any institution of higher education, including universities in any country.Raising skills holds the key to higher living standards and well-being.Investing in knowledge creation and enabling its diffusion is the key to creating high-wage employment and enhancing productivity growth, points out OECD.In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background. Even before they were born, babies learn to recognise their parents' voices.Reading to your baby from birth, even for just a few minutes a day, gives them the comfort of hearing your voice and increases their exposure to language.Higher education institutions assure the relevance of their knowledge, identify skills gaps, create special programmes and build the right skills that can help countries improve economic prosperity and social cohesion, adapt workforce development to the economy and changing demand for the new skills, develop relevant skills and activate skill supply, and thus support improvement in productivity and growth.Higher education is a technology and innovation driver.Higher education can be seen as a focal point of knowledge and its application, an institution which makes a great contribution to the economic growth and development through fostering innovation and increasing higher skills.It is looked as a way to improve the quality of life and address major social and global challenges.