The winner of the Guinness Book of Record, Bayode Treasures-olawunmi for the "Longest Marathon Reading Aloud" revealed that Nigeria is ready to beat a Guinness World Record for most people in a reading relay. "Most people in a relay race" is now India with about 3,071 people, meanwhile 13,770 Nigerians will read a sentence each from "Sons of Blood and Bones" by Tomi Adeyemi, an American author.
Olawunmi revealed this on Friday at a seminar entitled "Nigerian Education and Child" at the Park Park Debate Seminar at the Radisson Park Inn. Park Inn by Radisson in partnership with Kola Obadimu Junior Brain House sponsored the annual debate on Abeokuta schools.
"The relay will be anchored by the vice president, Yemi Osibanjo, president of the Senate and representatives of the Senate and the National Assembly, as well as governors." They will be read by more than 13,000 people who will read each sentence from the book with 13.670 phrases " Treasures-Olawunmi, while elaborating the importance of reading and education, nevertheless stated that the operation of Boko Haram Insurgents has seriously negatively affected the development of education in the North East of Nigeria. "No nation has ever achieved development through sport and entertainment, but has always been through and on the broad platform of deliberate quality education that stimulates a healthy reading culture. "Models for national development are in books that look directly into the faces of our African leaders and followers alike, but because we hate to read, our development is naturally stunted." "The tools used in the dreaded war are children and young adults whose minds were manipulated and radicalized due to lack of education.
"When children read and are educated, their minds are often formed for right thinking and can discern for themselves what is wrong and what is right," he said. In addition, Prof. Kolawole Adebayo, professor of communication for rural development at the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta, emphasized the criteria of the judges for the selection of the winners of the series of debates. "The judges look at the mannerisms of the presenters, the strategy, the coordination of the participants in the selection of the winners." The series began with twenty schools and the winner of the Victorrotti School received a trip paid entirely to Kennya sponsored by Kenyan Air
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