Dr. Danlami Hayyo, the Executive Chairman of Kano State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) has affirmed that the teaching methods of Reading and Numeracy Activity (RANA) adopted by the state has improved learning among Primary School pupils all over the Kano State.
Balarabe Danlami, the Public Relation Officer, SUBEB, Kano State made the remarks in a statement he issued to newsmen in Kano on behalf of the state SUBEB Chairman. The statement said that Hayyo spoke at the opening of five-day training for Master trainers on RANA upper grade primary 4-6 holding in Zaria, Kaduna State.
It said the training was funded by Global Partnership for Education (GPE), Nigerian Partnership for Education Project (NIPEP) through the State’s Ministry of Education in collaboration with SUBEB.
Alhaji Baffa Saleh, the Board Secretary, who represented the Chairman, said that the RANA teaching methodology which uses mother tongue as a medium of communication has yielded fruitful results by improving learning outcomes in literacy and numeracy among pupils.
Besides, it affirms that the RANA teaching approach which uses jokes and fun had attracted many pupils attention during lessons. The statement stated that the SUBEB Chairman was also impressed after receiving the Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) findings which revealed that pupils can read, write, perform arithmetic calculation effectively.
Dr. Hayyo, according to the statement, commended the iniators of RANA teaching approach which he said would impact positively on pupils’ performance. The Chairman also commended Global Partnership for Education and Nigerian Partnership for Education Project in the development of Basic Education in Kano State.
Mallam Abdusshakur Abba, the Coordinator of the Project in Kano State, stated that the training aimed to train Master trainers on RANA grade Primary 4-6 who would step down the training to primary school teachers at Local Government levels.
Abba appealed to participants drawn from various tertiary institutions, the Ministry of Education and SUBEB, pay attention to the programme for optimum results.