Government of the State of Osun, through the State Universal Basic Education (SUBEB) is one of the participant states at the ongoing First International Jolly Phonics Summit at Herringham Hall, Regent’s University, Regent’s Park, London.
The Chairman, Osun SUBEB, Prince Felix Awofisayo is presently representing the state at the summit, holding between September 17th and 21st, 2017.
The invitation was extended to the state government based on the achievements recorded in the education sector, especially at the basic level, being overseeing by SUBEB.
The summit is being organised by a non-profit organisation, Universal Learning Solutions, which works with government, educators, donors and experts around the world to provide bespoke services that deliver innovative literacy solutions and it is currently supporting projects in Nigeria, Cameroon, Nepal, Kenya, and Pakistan.
The organisation, enthuses teachers to deliver high quality literacy tuition and build the institutional capacity of partners through knowledge and skill transfer.
However, the 2017 Jolly Phonic International Summit, provides a unique opportunity for key educationalists from across the world, most especially Africa to share their learning and experiences with an International Audience, whilst building the institutional capacity of participants to manage large-scale Jolly Phonics literacy intervention.
The summit is expected to provide platform for ideas and plans to be generated to ensure the long term sustainability of the project. It is expected to further contribute to transformation of literacy levels which is currently taking place through the work of the organisation in partnership with government.
The participants are expected to gain a deeper insight into the primary importance of literacy for the development of any nation, just as they are expected to have better understanding of what Jolly Phonics is and the potential that it has to transform English literacy level.
It will also enable participants to identify lessons learned over the last 10 years in Nigeria, explore potential new innovations and plan for future successes.
Awofisayo, during a chat with this medium said the summit would assist the state government to sustain the tempo of the successes recorded so far in the education sector.