Osun training 800 Grade II teachers
Osun State is training 800 Grade 11 teachers under the 2016 Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) TPS programme, it was learnt.
The training is going on same time at six centres across the state.
At the opening of the Jolly Phonics training for the teachers in Osogbo, the capital, Executive Chairman of the State Universal Education Board (SUBEB) Prince Felix Awofisayo said the government was working in collaboration with UBEC in Abuja and the local government education area officials.
Awofisayo said the training would enhance pupils’ reading and writing skills from the foundation level
According to him, Grade 1 teachers were trained last year, adding: “The learning outcome has improved in our Grade One pupils, who are now in Grade 11.”
The SUBEB chairman noted that for the trend to continue with the pupils now in Grade 11, their teachers need to be trained so that the Grade 1 teachers would handle new intakes in Grade 1.