Children Reading Competition Programme (CRCP)

raising national reading proficiency level

The Children Reading Competition Programme (CRCP) is a one-day reading competition event that brings over 1,500 primary and secondary school students (5-15 years), drawn from over 200 schools brought together with the aim of raising reading proficiency level in school children.

The competition judges are literary, media and communication expert with the skills required to score competitors and select a winner. Winners of the competition are given their respective awards. All competitors are given Certificates of Participation and all attendees are given Certificates of Attendance. All participants receive personalized feedback to help them improve on their reading, workshops on reading improvement, storytelling from role models and demonstration of literary works by authors.

Children Reading Competition Programme is in partnership with Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library (OOPL) Abeokuta, in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre (UNIC), educational institutions and allied companies who provide students with an opportunity to read literature and other titles from around the world.

The global literacy rate for adults (15 years of age and older) was 86 per cent in 2016, compared to 91 per cent for youths (15 to 24 years old). However, youth literacy remains low in several countries, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa.
- United State Statistics SDG Report

Raising literacy proficiency level for 2+ Years
1500+ Students Yearly
200+ Schools

Participants are judged based on the following general criteria:

CRCP Philosophies:

  1. Eloquence and fluency in reading;
  2. Ability to decode words quickly and accurately
  3. Ability to comprehend the meaning of what is read
  4. Ability to read within stipulated time
  5. Ability to pronounce words accurately
  6. Ability to give the meaning of words

Competition group specific criteria and guidelines would be made available to you after successful registration.


2021 Children Reading Competition Programme

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  1. What is CRCP?

    It is Children READING Competition Programme. It's A-day event, gathering of over 100 schools together under one roof for Reading competition. We host about 1,500 pupils and students from both public and private schools from Ogun State and neighbouring States. The reading Competition is for ages 5-15 years.

  2. Is this the first edition?

    2020 CRCP is the 4th edition. It was flagged off by HE Senator Ibikunle Amosun FCA CON (Governor of Ogun) on the 25th October, 2017 at the Main Auditorium of Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library Abeokuta under the Chairmanship of HRM Oba Dr. Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo CFR (Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland) and HE Dr Olusegun Obasanjo GCFR was our Special Guest of Honour at the maiden edition.

  3. Briefly, what's it about?

    The Children Reading Competition is concept by Sixth Sense Series Publications created by Abiodun Oladimeji Lasile. It is to promote reading culture in Nigerian children to rekindle and revamp reading which is a great tool for personal development towards national development. It's an opportunity and a grooming ground for your children, wards and tomorrow's leaders to grow together with a lifelong experience.

  4. How do I get my child(ren) to partake?

    Only schools can partake in the competition, a successful registration of a school will avail pupils and students to get representation to attend. Get your school registered through the Proprietor, Principal, HeadMaster and School Administrator by sending 'REGISTER ME' a WhatsApp message to +234 802 719 1291 OR on this website. It's every 25th October, an annual event. Also, visit our website regularly.

  5. What's the cost?

    It is FREE to all registered schools on the website for the competition. Absolutely, free to participate. CRCP will cater for its Secretariat, feed participants and volunteers, hydration, souvenirs and issue Certificates. Please note, No addition cost or expenses for the schools or their representatives at the venue.

  6. What other conditions are attached?

    CRCP is for ages 5-15years. It is only schools that can register within the stipulated time will attend or participate in the reading competition.

  7. What are they to bring along to the competition?

    Nothing. We will supply books at the venue.

  8. Any forbidden items at the Competition?

    No fighting, no noise, no roaming around the auditorium. No Charms, No Metals

  9. What's in it to the school and student?

    Knowledge and lifelong experience from seasoned professionals, achievers, authors, teachers and Social worker. To build confidence in them towards leadership by knowing tips, methods, tacts, and style of reading. Buy the CRCP Handbook at a token, our official publication on the CRCP and its activities (optional). All pupils/students the event will take Certificate of Attendance; All schools get Certificate of Participation; everybody will take lunch; Carbonated Drink; Water; Books; Gifts; and refreshments. Social interaction with other children and knowledge sharing.

  10. What are your safety measures?

    We engage professionals to provide hygienic and balance meals and snacks to the Competitors and volunteers. Medical is on ground. Matrons at the venue with First Aid attention with basic needs and medicines, and FMC Abeokuta is our emergency hospital. Security is paramount to us, hence, we've three levels of operations. The 24hrs armed So-Safe Corps, NSCDC Corps, NPF Patrol of the venue and DSS notification of the camping. We provide Cadet corps for crowd control.