A reading festival is scheduled to hold globally on Saturday, November 24, 2012 in 17 countries and 17 cities and may break three world-reading records.
Spear headed by Nigerian motivational speaker Fela Durotoye, the Project, Gemstone Global Reading festival is scheduled to create a world record with the reading of his book ‘17 Secrets of High Flying Students’.
The festival is targeted to break three records: the largest book reading event by an author, the record of most number of children being read to by an adult and the largest global reading lesson in different countries simultaneously.
NET has gathered that the organisers plan to register about 50,000 secondary school students for the event.
In a statement, the Gemstone Group project manager, Rotimi Eyitayo said ‘the reading takes places in Nigeria by 12noon, other locations like Ghana would be at 11am, South Africa at 1pm, Malaysia at 7pm and Maryland (USA) at 7am.
The event will hold simultaneously in Ghana, Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Indonesia, Singapore, United Kingdom, South Africa, United States, China, Thailand, Cambodia, Australia, Seychelles, Dubai, Canada, India, and the Philippines.
Meanwhile, the 17 Nigerian cities where the reading will take place include, Abeokuta, Calabar, Ibadan, Port Harcourt, Ife, Abuja, Benin, Enugu, Kaduna, Minna, Owerri and Asaba.