Dunces on the loose
It is time the country cease emphasising ‘reading’ and ‘literacy’, and just let matters rest in these regards. I am so shocked that in a day and time when professionalism is the hallmark, NCN is so abysmal. I am forced to illustrate, and if it causes embarrassment, then please, I ask, let it result in some changes.
On the morning of Friday, October 12, 2012, I listened to a few minutes of sports news. It was the 06:50 edition, and yes, in the five minutes of news, I heard nothing of the Shanghai Tennis Tournament nor the World Golf Final.
I am a sport enthusiast and I am on top of things local. I like listening to the local stories too, but I need my news to be broad-based. I think that important events must be covered, more so, that there was about five minutes remaining before news time.
The reader was not only limited; he was an ‘F’ grade reader at best, and his knowledge of actual words in the English Language is abysmal. Here is just one of the many ‘word blunders’ he made.
The ‘poor boy’ said “comaraderie” instead of “camaraderie.” He could have at least checked a dictionary. I gather he is not ‘up to the task’ at hand.
He read a few items and did not accommodate the ten-minute time frame. Then he used a non-existing word. He just does not know any better, and I question his employment criteria.
Let me slip in here what took place on 98.1 Hot Fm. In the news capsule, I heard about ‘metology’ for fighting crime. I am forced to forgive here. I have a distinct feeling that NCN is like NOC-guess why? A place for remedial training.
Dear Editor, if Guyana is fighting for improvement in things ‘reading’ and ‘literacy’, then the nation must not be subjected to this level of professionalism. I call for a rise in standards.