Benue govt to equip teachers with skills to deliver quality teaching


Nigerian Concord Newspaper

The Benue state government through the BSUBEB has promised to equip teachers in the state with the required skills to be able to deliver quality teaching for the benefit of Benue students.

The Executive Chairman Benue State Universal Basic Education Board (BSUBEB) Dr. Philip Tachin, made this known during a courtesy call on him by the Benue State Jolly Phonics Manager, Maisie Hunt, and her team.

Reiterating the Boards efforts in ensuring that teachers are equipped with skills to deliver quality teaching and learning in public schools for the good of the Benue pupils Dr. Tachin disclosed that monitoring reports coming from SUBEB monitoring team shows Jolly Phonics is working in Benue State because of the commitment the trained teachers have made in teaching the children.

He went ahead to state that Benue SUBEB cannot achieve the quality desired in Public schools without improving the quality of teachers.

Recall that 2217 Teachers and Education Managers have been trained from 2015 – date.

He also said that Benue State under the leadership of Governor Samuel Ortom is delighted partnering with the Universal learning Solutions to deliver intensive training of Jolly phonics to teachers in the state.

Earlier in her remarks, the Benue State Jolly Phonics Manager, Maisie Hunt, described Jolly Phonics as a fun and child centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic sounds widely recognized as the most effective way to teach children to read and write in English.

She stressed the need to train younger teachers to ensure they stay longer in the system to also train others, noting the need to work more closely with SUBEB monitoring team and intensify their supervision which they promise to beef up from next term.

Maisie Hunt thanked the Benue State Government for the opportunity to work together for the children of the State towards a brighter future.