TUESDAY, 22 APRIL – Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) today participated in the ‘Let’s Read Together for 10 Minutes’ (LRT) Programme which was simultaneously held across Malaysia this morning.
Inspired by the State Public Libraries Malaysia, the LRT programme was part of the reading campaign held every year as on-going efforts in shaping the community towards adopting the culture of reading.
Interesting, the programme involved people from all walks of life, to pause and read for 10 minutes simultaneously, starting at 10.00 am.
AT UMS level, the LRT was held at the university’s Library.
School of Education and Social Development (SPPS), Wang Yu Ping saw the programme as a noble effort to remind undergrads to use their time wisely by reading.
“Although only 10 minutes, if the time is used wisely, certainly a lot of information and knowledge can be obtained,” said this student who hailed from the People’s Republic of China.
Ping, was with several other friends when met by Chancellery Media and of the opinion that the programme should be continued such as Earth Hour which is celebrated in March every year.
For the record, LRT is a first step towards branding of the reading initiative and making the library as an organisation which is relevant in education after school hours. – ZMD (fl)
Media and Citra Division