The South South professional Women Association, SSPWA Bayelsa state chapter has distributed story books to some primary and secondary schools in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital as part of efforts to encourage reading culture in teenagers. .
Chairperson of the association, Dr Mrs Oluwatoyin Azebi noted that readers are leaders hence the need for young children to always read books that would build their mental capacity.
Dr Azebi during the visit to the Model Primary School in Biogbolo cautioned the pupils to desist from watching adult movies which are not beneficial to academic success.
She urged students to use their free time to read story books and other academic materials adding that they should always visit their school library to get good books.
During her visit to Kpansia Secondary School, Dr Azebi called on teachers to encourage their students to continually engage themselves in reading which would become a good habit in the future.
She expressed appreciation to teachers saying without them, she would not have attained an enviable height of being a paediatrician.