JFAML Learning Centre Foundation over the weekend trained teachers to improve
their performance in the teaching of Jolly Phonics; a fun and child centred
approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics.
The daylong activity, held at Vision Technical Education Centre in Kotu Quarry, brought together teachers from different schools.
The main highlight of the training was centered on how to develop teachers to improve the teaching of phonics and to make them motivational speakers, to enlighten them on the importance of continuous professional development and capacity building.
Amadou ML Jatta, chief executive officer of Happy JFAML Learning Centre said he started Jolly Phonics in 2008 and after he was qualified as a professional trainer in 2015, he was accredited to train teachers.
Mr. Jatta said he felt it is important and necessary to train teachers on Jolly Phonics, who will in turn train students.
Samuel Mendy, chairman of Kotu Quarry sub-development committee who gave the motivational speech reminded participants that they must do all it takes to be active researchers because education is not limited to an individual.
Alfreda AS Kargbo, one of the participants from Star Preparatory School said Jolly Phonics builds confidence in childrens’ reading, writing, spelling and pronunciation of words.