SUBEB Trains 1400 Teachers In Jolly Phonics In Delta

… As Two Teachers Bag Award Of Excellence

By Kenneth Orusi, The Nigerian Voice, Asaba

Delta State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), has hinted that it has trained over 1400 Primary School Teachers with the Universal Learning Solution Initiatives (ULSI), geared towards capacity building in the use of Jolly Phonics as global best practice of improving early reading amongst school children.

This was disclosed Tuesday when the Project Manager of Universal Learning Solution Initiatives Dr. Kevwe Pela led other members of the Initiative on a courtesy visit on the Chairman of the State Universal Basic Education Board, Mr Sunny Ogwu, in Asaba.

The SUBEB Chairman while commending the U.K. based Project Manager for partnering with the Delta State Government in the training of Primary School Teachers in jolly phonics for early identification of sounds and early reading said, “Delta State was one of the few States in the Federation to embrace the practice of jolly phonics in Government schools”.

Ogwu, who threw his weight behind the project, stated that the Board’s partnership with the Universal Learning Solution Initiatives in the training of primary school teachers in the state has produced tremendous results as it has greatly enhanced the early reading abilities amongst school children.

Earlier, the Project Manager of Universal Learning Solution Initiatives, Dr. Pella, appreciated the Delta State Government for embracing the jolly phonics scheme, saying that since the beginning of the training, there is remarkable improvement in the reading skills in pupils.

Meanwhile, two Teachers of Azagba Primary School, Asaba, Agofure Onome and Okoduwa Mary have received excellent award for emerging the best in teaching of Phonics in the state.

The award plagues was presented to the two teachers by the Chairman of the Universal Basic Education Board at Azagba Primary School, Asaba after a teaching session witnessed by Officials of SUBEB and Universal Learning Solution Initiatives.