Jane Olatunji Hughes

Ashoka Fellow
Jos, Nigeria
Fellow Since 1992
Karatu, Nigeria Teacher-Led Reading Workshops


This profile was prepared when Jane Olatunji Hughes was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 1992.
Jane Olantuji Hughes, a teacher and headmistress in Nigeria for twenty-two years, seeks to revolutionize how reading is taught in primary schools so that there is a clearer distinction between the teaching of reading and the teaching of English. Jane has been developing a new reading curriculum, workshops for teachers, and culturally appropriate textbooks for beginning readers.
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