Jolly Phonics Project in Nigeria
The Jolly Phonics Project in Nigeria is implemented in four of the 36 States in the country under the partnership between the States Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Institute of Learning and Skill Development (ILSD), which is supported by Optimalpath Consulting Limited (OCL), UK and Jolly Learning. Within one academic year that the programme was conducted in Nigeria 14,706 people including Primary 1 teachers, headteachers and other government officials were trained directly on the Jolly Phonics method and about 337,750 pupils’ lives were impacted as their English literacy skills improved tremendously. The projects were conducted in two phases in each of the States as shown below:
State of Osun
ILSD in partnership with Jolly Learning and OCL, UK commenced the implementation of the Jolly Phonics Literacy Improvement Project in the State of Osun in May 2016. As in other States, outstanding teachers were identified and given additional training as Jolly Phonics Ambassadors during the refresher training. These Jolly Phonics Ambassadors were able to cascade training to their colleagues in the State and in the academic year 2016 – 2017 alone, 5,204 teachers in Grades 2 - 4 received cascaded Jolly Phonics training from Jolly Phonics Ambassadors. This makes the number of teachers and pupils that benefited from the programme in the State to be 7,178 and 98,700 respectively.
In collaboration with the Ondo SUBEB, Optimalpath Consulting and Jolly Learning, ILSD conducted the Jolly Phonics Programme in the state between July and September 2016. Under this partnership, 1,218 Primary 1 Teachers selected from 218 primary schools within the 18 local government council areas in the State were trained on the Jolly Phonics method and about 60, 900 pupils have immensely benefited from the programme. Overall, 1,311 people including teachers, headteachers and other government officials were trained in the State.
Our Jolly Phonics project in Lagos State was piloted in partnership with the Lagos SUBEB (LASUBEB) and ILSD, with support from OCL, UK. In the programme that was implemented in two phases, 5,239 people including teachers, headteachers and other government officials were trained in the Jolly Phonics method. The programme has direct benefit on about 100,050 pupils.
Cross section of Participants - Group WoCross section of participants working as a group in a Jolly Phonics training
Cross section of Participants - Group WoParticipants working in groups during Jolly Phonics training session
ILSD in partnership with OCL UK, the Ogun SUBEB and Jolly Learning to deliver the Jolly Phonics Literacy Improvement Project in Ogun State. The project in the State was implemented in two phases. Phase One of the teacher training for this project began in June 2016. 3,174 people including the primary school teachers, headteachers and government officials were trained during the two phases of the training. In the second phase of the programme, the people were trained on the advanced skills of Jolly Phonics and about 78,100 pupils benefited from the programme.
Participants learning letter sounds during the Jolly Phonics training
ILSD official presenting speech during opening ceremony of Jolly Phonics training