Reading Awareness Society for Development in Africa (RASDA) was launched on the 18th of January, 2007 at Paul Hendricks Hall, University College Hospital (UCH). The chairman of the occassion was Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo, former Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan. The Special Guest of Honour was the Honourable Commissioner for Education in Oyo State represented by the then Permanent Secretary of the Oyo State Ministry of Education, Mrs. Bola Obileye.
The other dignitaries at the occasion were the Managing Director of Evans Publishers, Mr. Gbenro Adegbola, Professor Adedeji Awoniyi, the first Professor of Mother Tongue in Nigeria, and a member board of Trustee of RASDA. Proprietors of Private Schools across the State and Parents, teachers, and students.
The President of RASDA, Mrs. Bukola Ladoja donated posters, banners, and billboards to the Oyo State Ministry of Education for Government Schools
Mrs. Bukola Ladoja presented Banners and Billboards to the Permanent Secretary of Oyo State Ministry of Education and Emeritus Professor Ayo Banjo in attendance.
Cross section of parents, teachers, and students at the occasion.
Students reading at the occasion.