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Reading Lab Project at Jokkolabs at Our Centre

The main reason for starting the reading lab project with focus on schools within the greater Banjul area was based on the learning assessments using the Early Grade Reading Assessment (EGRA) or the West African Examination Council (WAEC) revealed poor learning out-comes. Hence there is strong demand to improve learning outcome, this has been necessitated by the continuously poor outcomes in English and Mathematics examinations, mainly affecting public schools, stepping from their inability to communicate and speaking and writing with the English Language. At the Lower Basic Schools (Primary) level a lot of kids, because of high enrolment are on able to read properly or write at grade 1 and 2 hence prompting learning difficulties as they move to higher grades which affect them adversely in their overall learning outcomes especially as the English Language is the official language of teaching in the Gambia. More details on Gambia educational program can be found http://siteresources.worldbank.org/EDUCATION/Resources/Blimpo-Evans_WSD-2012-01-12.pdf

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