Kano State Literacy and Mathematics Accelerator (KaLMA), a UK Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) funded project, on Monday, flagged-off the distribution of teaching and learning materials to 255 head teachers, 1, 196 class teachers and 28, 544 pupils in 181 schools in Dawakin Tofa and Wudil local government areas of the state.
In his address during the exercise, Malam Habeeb Saleh of KaLMA, stated that the project aims to build foundational Mathematics, Hausa and English literacy skills for 46,450 primary 4 to primary 6 pupils in two local government areas of Kano state.
He also said it was intended to test the scalability of one model including English and another pre-service teacher training adding that in both models, pupils were assessed on foundational skills and grouped by learning level rather than age or grade level for two hours per day, with a focus on acquiring a foundation in reading and arithmetic.
According to him, in 2020 the programme had produced and distributed teaching and learning materials to all primary 4 to primary 6 teachers and pupils.
Chairman, Kano State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Dr Danlami Hayyo revealed that, with the excellent records so far achieved under the project, Kano state government would expand coverage of the programme to all the 44 local governments of the state by 2022.