Announcing: The Annual National Reading Competition in partnership with Reading Classrooms

Better Breed Cameroon is partnering with the association, Reading Classrooms, to host their annual national reading competition in the South-West region. Reading Classrooms is a non-profit Cameroonian association which aims to build the love for reading in children and adults.

Their activities aim to:

  • Build a habit of reading.
  • Make reading more appealing to the public.
  • Sensitize parents and adults on the importance of encouraging a great reading habit in children.

To achieve these goals, they host an annual national reading competition, Reading Classrooms, which caters for a thousand students from Class 4, Class 5, CM1 and CE2 (250 pupils per class).

Project Structure:

The Reading Classrooms competition takes place in four phases:

  • Round One: Each child receives a book from the Reading Classrooms team. He/she will have a week to read through. At the end of this week, the Reading Classrooms team will evaluate each child using a questionnaire designed around the contents of the book. At the end of this phase, half of the participants selected based on their scores proceed to the second phase.
  • Round Two: In this phase, each participant receives another book and are given two weeks to read through. At the end of this time, the Reading Classrooms team will evaluate each child on the book’s content. At this stage, the top ten best pupils in Class4 are selected based on their quiz scores and proceed to the final stage of the reading competition. Participants from Class 5 proceed to the third phase.
  • Writing Workshop: Ranked by order of merit based of on scores gotten from the quizzes, the top half of the students from round two are taken for a writing workshop. This workshop will take place in one of the participating schools. During the workshop, they will have the opportunity to meet with Cameroonian authors invited for the occasion.
  • The Final Phase: The final phase will cater only for the best 30 students from all the schools. It will comprise of picture story writing. While the finalists are writing the final quiz, there will be writing workshops, a variety of games, library subscriptions, books and magazines donated by partners to entertain the other participants and parents in attendance. When the quiz is over, finalists will read their stories to all present. The jury will then score each finalist and select the ten best pupils for Class 5.

All the participants who took part in the reading competition from the first phase as well as their parents will be invited to the final which will hold from 8am to 2pm at a location decided during the competition.

Do you want your pupils to be part of this wonderful adventure? Send us details on the sizes of your Class 4 and 5 by email to or via SMS to 695 071 004 followed by the name of your school and its location.


  1. Ntui Tabe Brondel says:

    It is a good and I think it will help build up students alot base in thier academic life’s .
    Pls what are the award prices and if I am interested , how can I be part ?

    • betterbreed says:

      Hello Brondel. The cash prizes are 100,000frs, 50,000frs and 25,000frs for the first, second and third prize respectively.

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