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Jolly Learning in Nigeria

  • Kesiena Adeniyi

    Akure

    Teaching nursery classes began out of curiosity for Kesiena but very soon became her passion! Since receiving Jolly Phonics training in 2012, she experienced a transformation in her teaching of reading and writing to Nursery 2 pupils. Kesiena then continued to use Jolly Phonics as her method of teaching English for the next 3 years, achieving tremendous results in pupil’s reading, writing and speaking. She is very passionate about teaching early literacy using Jolly Phonics and has been passing this passion to hundreds of teachers, whom she now mentors.

    Kesiena is available to share her Jolly Phonics skills with teachers in Nigeria and internationally.

    email:
    kessonef@yahoo.com
    tel:
    +234 8034107631
    travel:
    Everywhere
  • Prekebena Eric Oyin

    temp_photoPrekebena Eric is a trained teacher, passionate about providing quality training across Nigeria. He has a BSc. Ed, Nigeria Certificate in Education, and a Diploma in Educational Psychology. Eric is the Director of Lanmoni Educational Services, a firm that has trained many teachers since 2009. He has taught for over 10 years from prep grade to year 9 in secondary school and has used Jolly Phonics for over 8 years with outstanding results. He lives and works in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State.

    email:
    ericoyin@yahoo.com
    email2:
    lanmoniedu@gmail.com
    tel:
    +2348061250757
    website:
    www.lanmoni.wordpress.com
    travel:
    Across Nigeria
  • Olufunmi Bankole

    Lagos

    Olufunmi is a seasoned educator who has a passion for helping children develop reading skills as early as possible. She has achieved great results teaching primary level pupils to read and write using Jolly Phonics. In addition, she has trained many teachers in the Jolly Phonics method. Many of these teachers have since become ‘Jolly Phonics Ambassadors’ and spread the Jolly word and advocate the Jolly Phonics programme to use in schools.

    Olufunmi has delivered and managed Jolly Phonics pilot projects, leading to full adoption in four states! She has managed large scale training and mentoring of teachers in government and private primary schools in South West Nigeria.

    email:
    olufunmi@instituteoflearningandskilldevelopment.org
    tel:
    +2348023109435
    travel:
    Nigeria
  • Chiemeziem Phina

    Lagos

    Phina is a school teacher with over ten years of teaching experience, with a B.Sc. (Ed.) in Education Chemistry. She has a passion for promoting literacy in young children as a result of which, she organises various educational programmes for children and uses the Jolly Phonics method to teach children to read and write.

    Phina has given training in Jolly Phonics to numerous school teachers in both the public and private school sectors in Nigeria and is committed to improving the literacy levels of children extending to other African countries.

    email:
    phinachiemez@gmail.com
    tel:
    08039166787
    travel:
    Across Africa
  • Esther Bose Ikhalume

    Bonny Island, Rivers State

    Esther’s passion to see her pupils read and write led her to constantly research best methods to use in teaching reading to beginners. Her search came to a resting point when she discovered Jolly Phonics. This method was so effective she decided that this find was not just for herself, but one that must be shared with as many teachers and educators as possible! Since then, Esther has trained hundreds of teachers and continues to teach children and adults using Jolly Phonics in both public and private schools. In addition, she has also helped struggling readers become successful using the Jolly Phonics Extra Kit with the intervention Jolly Buddies so is keen to extend her itinerary to other African countries.

    email:
    estheridornigie@yahoo.co.uk
    tel:
    08072557326
    travel:
    Nigeria and West Africa
  • Ibiere Ken-Maduako

    Port Harcourt, Rivers State

    Ibiere holds a B.A (Ed) degree in English, an M.A in both English and Linguistics, along with a Ph.D in Linguistics and has always been passionate about raising the level of achievement for language acquisition.

    Ibiere began teaching with Jolly Phonics in 2010, but was first introduced to the methods in 2009. After she researched and studied Jolly Phonics, Ibiere has seen a great deal of change in her classes. The results in teaching with Jolly Phonics have been enormous, as the children read better and the teachers are happier and sufficiently motivated to teach.

    Ibiere can provide services in worldwide teacher training, assistance in implementing Jolly Phonics curriculum in schools and support for struggling readers.

    email:
    ibierek@yahoo.co.uk
    email2:
    ibiereken@gmail.com
    tel:
    +234 803 544 8115
    mobile:
    +234 703 000 0548
    travel:
    Nigeria and beyond
  • Olusola Kemi Oladapo-Tonade

    Abeokuta, Ogun State

    Kemi is an Early Years specialist and experienced school administrator. She has seen many children develop reading sills in early life, because of her teaching them in the synthetic phonic method and using Jolly Phonics. Kemi also provides remedial teaching for children of varying ages who have reading challenges, and finds Jolly Phonics has an encouraging impact for these children. This is the reason she has become a Jolly Trainer, to enable her to share her positive experiences with as many teachers as possible.

    Kemi has provided training in both Jolly Phonics and Jolly Buddies, and is available to contact for future training enquiries.

     

    email:
    oladapotonadeolusola@gmail.com
    tel:
    +234 706 554 1401
    travel:
    Nigeria and West Africa
  • Olubusola Eshiet

    BusolaNewcastle upon Tyne

    Dr Olubusola Eshiet has facilitated training in Jolly Phonics, Jolly Phonics Extra and Jolly Grammar for several thousand teachers in Nigeria and some in Ghana. Her training and mentoring have helped teachers move from enduring English Language teaching to enjoying the subject. She continues to research the use of Jolly Phonics and is the research leader for Jolly Phonics Extra. She shares the results of her research at local and international conferences. Busola supports government bodies, teachers, and schools through Optimalpath Consulting Limited, her business based in Newcastle upon Tyne, in the North East of England.

    email:
    olubusola@optimalpathconsulting.co.uk
    tel:
    +447538034840 (UK) or +2349092945174 (Nigeria)
    travel:
    UK and International
  • Dr. Stella N Nwosu

    Stella-NwosuStella is a teacher and teacher trainer with over twenty years of experience in school teaching. She has a PhD in Educational Technology and is currently lecturing at the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. She is a key member of the University of Uyo Jolly Phonics Research and Implementation Team, researching on and helping to spread the Jolly Phonics programme across the country. She manages Jolly Phonics projects and is experienced in the implementation of the Jolly Phonics programme in public and private schools. She has trained numerous teachers, government officials and academics across Nigeria. She has also led a Grammar pilot study in Akwa Ibom State.

    email:
    staranyi@yahoo.com
    tel:
    +234809575272 / +2348032539257
    travel:
    Across Nigeria and internationally
  • Dr. Tina Udoji

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    Dr. (Mrs) Tina Udoji is the person that brought Jolly Phonics into Nigeria for the very first time in 1999. She is the first accredited Jolly Phonics International trainer in Nigeria. Tina is a trained teacher with many years of classroom experience. She is a British Council certified Education professional in British education with a First degree in Education, a Masters in Early Childhood Education, an international Diploma in Montessori Method of Education and a PhD in Early Childhood Education. Tina has given Jolly Phonics and Grammar trainings since 2002 to thousands of teachers and educators throughout Nigeria.

    Current Training Courses

    Tina is also the exclusive distributor of Jolly Phonics products in Nigeria.

    email:
    tina@chelisbookazine.com
    tel:
    08033274454
    fax:
    234 1 2700685
    website:
    www.chelisbookazine.com
    travel:
    Nigeria
  • Stella Nnenna Uzu

    Stella Uzu is a passionate teacher and the Administrator of Excellent Montessori Schools in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria, where she teaches and successfully introduced and uses Jolly Phonics, Jolly Music and Jolly Grammar to teach, and the success recorded is outstanding. A UK certified Child Psychologist and Child Care Giver and Early Childhood teacher, Stella has successfully delivered pilot trainings using Jolly Phonics for public school teachers in Benue, Nasarawa, Cross Rivers, Kaduna,  Ebonyi and Zamfara States. She is a lead trainer in the on going training for public school teachers in Cross Rivers, Akwa Ibom and Ekiti States. She also works with special needs children helping them learn using Jolly Songs and Jolly Phonics.

    email:
    stella@universallearningsolutions.org
    email2:
    nnennauzu@yahoo.com
    tel:
    +234 (0) 803-539-9002
    travel:
    Nigeria and Africa
  • Emmanuel Tai Osuntubo

    Ostub-Tai

    Abuja

    Emmanuel Tai Osuntubo is a Montessori teacher and certified Early Years co-ordinator with background in Education. He has being using Jolly Phonics since 2004 and training teachers since 2011.Emmanuel has a strong passion for every Nigerian child to have a solid foundation in literacy. He carries about the good testimony of using Jolly Phonics to help every child to be an early reader. He works in Abuja as a school consultant and trainer.

    email:
    glotubworld@yahoo.com
    email2:
    osuntubot2@gmail.com
    tel:
    +234 8023316856 / +234 8061381746
    travel:
    All of Nigeria
  • Kemi Adebajo

    Kemi Adebajo is the Country representative and accredited trainer for Jolly Phoincs. She has a BA in Engish from the University of Ibadan, Diploma in Montessori from the Mondern School of Montessori UK and a PGDE from the University of Lagos. Kemi now owns and runs Layton Preparatory School, Lagos. She taught at St Saviour’s School Ikoyi for 12 years and has over a decade and a half teaching experience. She has a passion for teaching, and impacting lives. She has trained teachers in well over 100 private schools in Nigeria from 2005 to date. In addition she has carried out trainings and trials in several states in Nigeria. She has a team of trainers which she mentors closely.

     

    email:
    kemi_doherty@yahoo.com
    tel:
    (01 outside Lagos) 8943838 / 08023053064
    website:
    www.jollyphonicsnigeria.com
  • Universal Learning Solutions bring Jolly Phonics to Low Cost Private Schools

    Universal Learning Solutions partners with Jolly Learning to launch Jolly Phonics in Low Cost Private Schools in Nigeria.

    Until now Jolly Phonics in Nigeria has been expensive, and inaccessible to low cost private schools.

    Universal Learning Solutions is changing this, by printing materials locally and working with the Jolly Phonics teams in each state, which have delivered trainings to over 42,000 government school teachers.

    We are working with teams of inspired and empowered Jolly Phonics Teacher Leaders to contact low cost private schools in extremely low-income areas of the country. Our teachers work to persuade the schools of the transformative power of the Jolly Phonics methodology.

    After delivering training and products to the schools, our teams receive a sizable commission, providing a further boost to our work.

    The costs of training a teacher have been reduced to ₦8000 (£16), and Pupil books are available for ₦600 (£1.20).

    Interested schools can contact Universal Learning Solutions through their website: www.jollyphonics.ng

     

     

  • Training in Nigeria

    Lagos

    Training by Kemi Adebajo:

    Jolly Phonics Training

    Date: Saturday 28th April and Saturday 1st May, 2018

    Time: 10am prompt

    Venue: 25 Lucina Joseph Street, Off Yesufu Sanusi, Off Adeniran Ogunsanya, Surulere Lagos

    You can learn more about how we use Jolly Phonics in our school.

    Check us out on Facebook here!

    For more information or to book a place, contact 08 023 053 064 or 09 090 000 810

     

  • Jolly Phonics in Nigeria

    Jolly Phonics is currently being used in all government schools in Akwa Ibom state, after training was given and materials were donated to schools there in 2010. In late August 2011 there was a 2nd wave of teacher training at the University of Uyo for government Early Primary School teachers.

    Jolly Phonics trials began in 6 schools in both Cross Rivers and Ebonyi states in September 2011. These trials were been arranged by our NGO partner there, Stepping Stones Nigeria. For more information on Stepping Stones Nigeria, visit www.stepping-stones.org.uk

    In September 2011, the following achievements were made:

    1,600 Primary 1 and 1,600 Primary 2 Teachers were trained in Jolly Phonics.

    17 trainers carried out the training, funded by Jolly Learning Ltd.

    114,600 copies of Jolly Phonics Pupil Book 1 were printed locally, and 1,000 high-quality copies of the Jolly Phonics Teacher’s Book were donated by Jolly Learning Ltd. These books are now ready for dispatch to the schools.

  • Louise Gittins talks about Jolly Phonics projects with Stepping Stones Nigeria

    Stepping Stones“Following a successful pilot study in 2010, myself and the Stepping Stones Nigeria team will be holding training in Akwa Ibom for 1,993 Primary 1 teachers, refresher training for the 1,445 Primary 1 teachers trained during the pilot, and further training for 2,292 Primary 2 teachers in August 2011.

    In Cross River State, Stepping Stones Nigeria has also been working closely with the Government and the University of Calabar to organize a pilot study. Jolly Phonics introductory training took place in Cross River in June, and further training for the monitoring team and teachers will take place in August. The pilot study will begin in September 2011, and will assess the reading skills of children taught using Jolly Phonics, against those taught using conventional methods.

    Our projects have had such success that 5 other states in Nigeria are currently interested in beginning pilot studies into the effectiveness of Jolly Phonics.

    To assist with difficulties that teachers have been facing when teaching Jolly Phonics in Nigeria, Stepping Stones Nigeria is currently creating a training video with Jolly Learning experts.

    Africa Magic will also soon begin showing the Jolly Phonics TV programme throughout Africa, following a suggestion by Stepping Stones Nigeria.”

    For more information on Stepping Stones Nigeria, visit www.stepping-stones.org.uk

     

    Jolly Phonics was trialled in six state schools in Cross River State in Nigeria, starting in September 2012. The results of the pilot study, carried out by the University of Calabar and Stepping Stones Nigeria, demonstrated higher achievement on all nine measures used. This led to adoption of Jolly Phonics for all this state’s primary schools.

    To download Cross River State research results, click here
    To download Cross River State case study, click here

  • Phonic Fun in Kwara State, Nigeria

    Akwa-Ibom-ClassThe 3-day Jolly Phonics training for the Kwara State trials were set off in grand style by the state’s Honourable Commissioner for Education, Alhaji  Raji Muhammed, the Permanent Secretaries of the Ministry of Education & SUBEB, Director PRS of the Ministry as well as other Senior Officers of both SUBEB and the Ministry. Taking place on the 17th- 20th April 2012, the training marked the start of a year-long trial in 6 pilot schools across Kwara state, with the hope of enabling the State Government to introduce Jolly Phonics to all schools in the state and giving thousands of children a better start in life.

    The training was carried out by Jolly Trainer Kemi Adebajo, who has worked extensively across Nigeria and the world trying to bring literacy to as many children as possible. Kwara State School Improvement Team (SSIT) representative Augustine Adeyemi Adeoye said of Kemi that “The commitment she displayed in handing down the training distinguished her as a professional who understands and knows what she is doing when it comes to training others in Jolly phonics”.*

    Chris Jolly, Managing Director of Jolly Learning, along with helping to arrange the training, has donated a started kit and complete class set of pupil books 1 and 2 to each of the schools taking part in the trial, and is committed to ensuring that the training is maintained past the first year. This trial follows in the footsteps of other successful trials across Nigeria,  and talks are currently in progress to arrange trials in Mexico.

    SSIT Adeoye reports that: “[Honourable Commissioner for Education, Alhaji  Raji Muhammed] further described the philanthropist gesture of Christopher Jolly as great and unequalled. The Commissioner was amazed with the express manner with which the discussion between Christopher Jolly and his friend the High Commissioner to U.K yielded a great response from both parties.”*

    Chris Jolly and Jolly Learning are continuing to work with the charity Stepping Stones Nigeria, a UK-based charity with a passion for defending and upholding the rights of children in the Niger Delta region, including their Read and Write Now! initiative.

    * Quotes taken with permission from “A SUMMARY OF A 3DAY KWARA STATE JOLLY PHONICS TRAINING WORKSHOP HELD BETWEEN 17TH – 20THAPRIL, 2012″,  Augustine Adeyemi Adeoye, SSIT Kwara State.