Kano State Government has organised a 3-day training on literacy teaching practices called ‘Jolly Phonics’ for 2,625 primary school teachers.
Balarabe Jazuli, the Assistant Director, Public Relations and Communication, Kano State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists on Wednesday, in Kano.
He said the training was organised by the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, in partnership with the Board and Universal Learning Solutions.
Mr Jazuli quoted the SUBEB executive chairman, Danlami Hayyo, as saying that the training was aimed at equipping teachers and dedicated officials of the board, with skills on teaching of literacy in public Primary schools.
Represented by the board’s Secretary Baffa Saleh, Mr Hayyo said they would continue to partner with relevant organisations to train teachers to improve their capacity for effective service delivery.
He said the state government gave top priority to the Education sector, through the construction of new classrooms, provision of instructional materials, and teacher training, while sustaining teachers welfare, among others.
He added that, “a total of 2,625 primary school teachers as well as 50 officials were selected from 44 Local Governments Areas of the state for the 3-day training.”
Commending the state government for supporting the board, Hayyo charged the participants to make good use of the training, by replicating the skills they would acquire to the pupils.
SUBEB’s desk officer, Nura Ibrahim, said Jolly Phonics is a fun and interactive teaching tool that used the synthetic phonics literacy teaching methodology.
He added that synthetic phonics was mandated or recommended by governments all over the world because its methodology quickly provided children with the skills needed to read and write.