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UBEC Commends Jolly Phonics Impact On Literacy



The Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has commended founders of the Jolly Phonics, a child centered approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics for its significant impact in improving literacy and making children acquire reading skills faster.

Executive secretary of UBEC, Dr Hamid Bobboyi made the commendation when the Central Executive Officer (CEO) of Jolly Phonics, Mr Gary Foxcroft paid the commission a visit to intimate them about the success of Jolly Phonics since its introduction in Nigeria in 2012.

Bobboyi, represented by the deputy executive secretary, technical, Dr Sharon Oriero-Oviemuno said in their pursuit for excellence in basic education, Mr Gary and his team have grown to a formidable force.

According to him, “We recognize and really appreciate the methodology of Jolly Phonics so we are always happy to have been working towards entrenching excellence and when we say this we mean every bit of it.

“Can you imagine the experience of a parent when you register your child in a school and within a few weeks the child start reading compare to other students who finish primary school and can’t read,” he added.

On his part, Foxcroft commended the commission for their continuous efforts in ensuring that children acquire basic education and stressed on the need for states government to key into the programme as it makes a child know how to read easily.






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