By Amaechi Okwara
Delta state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) yesterday said it had trained over 1, 410 Primary School Teachers with the Universal Learning Solution Initiatives (ULSI) to build their capacity in the use of Jolly Phonics as global best practice for improving early reading amongst school children.
Chairman of SUBEB, Mr. Sunny Ogwu, said this in Asaba when the Project Manager of Universal Learning Solution Initiatives, Dr. Kevwe Pella, led other members of the Initiative on a courtesy visit.
Ogwu, while commending the U.K.-based Project Manager for partnering with the state government in the training of primary school teachers in jolly phonics for early identification of sounds and early reading, said the state was one of the few to embrace the practice of jolly phonics in government schools.
He said the Board’s partnership with the Universal Learning Solution Initiatives in the training of primary school teachers had produced tremendous results as “it has greatly enhanced the early reading abilities amongst school children.”
Meanwhile, two teachers of Azagba Primary School, Asaba, Agofure Onome and Okoduwa Mary, have received excellent award as emerging the best in teaching of Phonics in the state.
Earlier, Pella appreciated the state government for embracing jolly Phonics scheme, saying that since the beginning of the training, “there is remarkable improvement in the reading skills of pupils.”