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  • A total of $179 million has been allotted to the Ministry of Education to continue work under the Education Partnership for Improved Literacy Outcomes project.
  • Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the initiative will see the enhancement of teachers’ competence in the teaching of phonological awareness, phonics and vocabulary.
  • Achievements so far under the project include the training of 90 reading coaches; the establishment of parent places in 35 schools in regions two, three and five; and the procurement and delivery of literacy 1-2-3 electronic books.

A total of $179 million has been allotted to the Ministry of Education to continue work under the Education Partnership for Improved Literacy Outcomes project.

The sum, which is included in the 2015/16 Estimates of Expenditure, now before the House of Representatives, will go towards improving the reading fluency skills of grades one to three students in targeted primary schools.

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the initiative will see the enhancement of teachers’ competence in the teaching of phonological awareness, phonics and vocabulary.

It will also equip school principals and education officers in the effective management of literacy instructions in the schools that they supervise.

Achievements so far under the project include the training of 90 reading coaches; the establishment of parent places in 35 schools in regions two, three and five; and the procurement and delivery of literacy 1-2-3 electronic books.

In the coming fiscal year, the Government plans to conduct further training of reading coaches; administer early reading assessment instrument to grade two students in selected schools; and establish 30 parent places in regions two, three and five.