“The READ program for 2020 received support from the British High Commission Brian Jones when he helped to fund some of the new teachers' handbooks for selected Honiara schools.
“The teachers from these schools will receive training on how to teach English as a spoken language, a statement from READ said.
“Dr. Brian Jones, British High Commissioner: "The English language is a gateway for young Solomon Islanders to advance successfully in their education and take opportunities open to them in scholarship, business, and entrepreneurial activities.
“Joyce Boykin, Director of READ SI: "This year READ and MEHRD are working closely together to determine the effectiveness of the oral English program with the possibility of rolling it out across the nation if the results show an increase in reading comprehension and writing abilities.
“Speaking English is essential if children are to have an understanding of what they read.
“Most children only have the opportunity to speak English in school, so teachers need to truly be more fluent in English.”
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