The Chief of Party for the Strengthening Education in Northeast Nigeria (SENSE), Dr Audu Liman, has said that mother tongue usage is the best form of learning among primary school pupils.
He stated this during the celebration of World Literacy Day held on Thursday at the Central Primary School, Yola.
Audu explained that the SENSE project in collaboration with USAID and Better Education for All (BESDA) is aimed at strengthening the reading competency of primary school children.
Chairman of the Adamawa State Universal Basic Education Board (ADSUBEB), Salihi Ateeku, said the SENSE project had succeeded in improving 70 per cent of the early grade learners in Primary 2 and Primary 3 pupils in the state.
He said the state government was doing all it could to address the challenges of illiteracy through mass education boards, livelihood programs, none formal learning centres, and skill acquisitions.
The highlight of the event was the Hausa reading competition where Aisha Umar and Ibrahim Ibrahim emerged as the best reader for Primary 2 and 3, respectively.