The formation of Eket Book Club to enhance reading culture among students, residents and the entire people of Eket and environs received a boost on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 when executive members of Eket Book Club paid a courtesy visit on the Chairman of Akwa Ibom State Independent Electoral Commission(AKISIEC), who also served as chairman of Animeks International Schools, Eket, Elder Aniedi Ikoiwak.
In his speech, the Coordinator of Eket Book Club, and Editor of THE INK Newspaper, Mr. Nsibiet John, lauded Elder Aniedi Ikoiwak for his contributions as the chairman of Animeks International Schools, Eket, to the educational development of the area.
He stressed that the idea behind the formation of Eket Book Club was to revive and inculcate reading habits among the people, noting that lack of reading culture contributed to the decline in moral values in the country.
He solicited for Elder Ikoiwak’s approval of Animeks International Schools hall to be the venue of the first general meeting of Eket Book Club scheduled to hold on Sunday, September 12, 2021 due to the expected number of members and guests.
Responding, AKISIEC Boss appreciated the effort of those behind the formation of Eket Book Club, saying reading is important to the advancement of all individuals in the society. He said he knew the importance of books reading since his secondary school days when he read books authored by Chinua Achebe, William Shakespeare and several renowned authors, noting that book reading is essential to the success of every determined students and members of the public.
Elder Ikoiwak, commended the executive members of the club for the visit and assured them of his support. He stated that Animeks International Schools, Eket, is ready to partner with Eket Book Club and promised to make Animeks International Schools hall and library available for Eket Book Club.
Amongst those in the team of the Book Club were Secretary, Enobong Nsima, Director of Finance Peace Etop and Ani Michael, Director of Publicity.