Motshekga: Make reading a habit

The basic education minister & MEC Panyaza Lesufi are conducting a road show in the Midrand area.

 MEC Panyaza Lesufi and Basic Education Minister Motshekga are promoting a reading campaign at Halfway House Primary School in Midrand. Picture: Masa Kekana

JOHANNESBURG - Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga and Gauteng Education MEC Panyaza Lesufi have encouraged primary school pupils to make reading a habit.

The minister and MEC are conducting a road show in the Midrand area on Monday.

They started the day at the Halfway House Primary school where the school's choir entertained Motshekga and Lesufi.

Motshekga says the school is close to her heart as she is a former parent at the school.

“We want them to grow up with a good habit of loving to read books. Love books like you love your mothers, we want you to love reading.”

The roadshow aims to encourage reading from an early age.

(Edited by Neo Koza)