AER Services in collaboration with the Ghana Education Service (GES) have appointed Mr. Bernard Joachim Potakey as a Zonal Coordinator for its National Super Reader Competition project. The objective of the project in schools is to promote learning at the basic level through reading competitions.
With this appointment, Mr. Potakey is to coordinate all activities in collaborations with appointed District/ Municipal Coordinators in the following districts: Krachi West, Krachi Nchumuru, Krachi East, Nkwanta South and Nkwanta North. This is also going to be in collaboration with the various Municipal/District Directors of Education concerned.
Mr. Potakey is currently the Head of IT Unit at Nkwanta Community Senior High Technical School. He was the Head of ICT Unit at Dambai College of Education from January 2012 to August 2015. He was also in charge of ICT at Krachi Senior High School in the Krachi West District from October 2009 to August 2011. He also taught Management in Living as a subject over there.
Mr. Potakey, currently holds Master of Information Technology (MIT) certificate from Accra Institute of Technology (AIT) in collaboration with Open University of Malaysia (OUM), he holds Post Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) from Valley View University, Accra Ghana, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) from University of Education, Winneba (UEW), Higher Diploma and Diploma respectively in Sales and Marketing from the London Centre of Marketing, UK with University College of Management Studies (UCOMS)– Accra Campus being the study centre. Over there, he also read professional marketing in CIM-UK.
Mr Potakey again holds International Computer Driving Licence Certificate (ICDL) from the Ghana India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT (AITI-KACE), Accra. He is also a Certified Microsoft Educator.
At Dambai College of Education, he was a member of the Admission committee, Quality Assurance Committee, and the Electoral Commission. He was also the Tutor in Charge of Entertainment from 2013-2015.
Mr. Potakey also became a part time tutor and an assistant examiner in Microsoft Applications and Introduction to ICT respectively for University of Education, Winneba, IEDE at the Danbai study centre from September 2012 – August 2015.
Mr. is a member of the Information Technology Association of Ghana (ITAG), Global Association of IT Professionals (GAITPRO), CIM-Uk, Internet Governance Forum Ghana (IGF), London Centre of Marketing, UK and the Ghana National Association of Teachers (GNAT).
He is also a proud member of the Noble Order of Knights and Ladies of Marshall and an Ambassador for Youths for Human Rights Africa (YoHRA). He is an old students of Anlo Senior High School, Anloga.
ABOUT THE PROJECT
AER Services is an event organisation which is collaborating with the Ghana Education Service (GES) to organize reading competition in basic schools. The objective of this project in schools is to promote learning at the basic level through reading competitions.
This year’s competition which will be organised on holidays will be held at zonal, regional and national levels on 2nd July, 2018 and 21st September, 2018 respectively.
AER Services, is a company which aims at becoming the preferred services company to cooperate bodies and individuals by providing professional and exceptional services time after time in the following areas; event planning, concept development, data management and procurement and supply of general goods.
BACKGROUND TO THE PROJECT
As part of our launching campaign, AER Services is rolling out one of its numerous concepts dubbed NATIONAL SUPER READER COMPETITION. In the United Kingdom, the Government wants every child to leave school with a lifelong love of reading and the necessary literacy skills to succeed in life. Once a child mastered the mechanics of reading, building on it in a literacy – rich environment will enable them to become accomplished reader. Only then will they find it easier to read a wider range of literature for their own enjoyment. In Ghana, millions of people struggle to read and write and these literacy difficulties are limiting their opportunities.
Evidence shows that the regular enjoyment of reading leads to higher achievement at school. Therefore it is the goal of this competition;
To encourage reading through exciting initiatives
To create awareness of the fun side and benefits of reading
To ensure the NSRC label is given an official value
To create a link between school and home by encouraging parents to support their children to read.
The competition is opened to all upper primary and Junior High School pupils from both private and public sector schools nationwide. Averagely between the ages of eight to fourteen.