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Education in Nigeria is overseen by the Federal Ministry of Education. The local authorities take responsibility for implementing state-controlled policy regarding public education and state schools.
The study concludes by recommending cost effective strategies that will guarantee wider access to pre-school education in order to achieve the policy statement. The Government's resolve to pay special attention to this area of human development emanated from the provisions of international instruments and declarations such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the World Summit for Children, the Education for All Declaration and the Millennium Development Goals to which Nigeria was signatory.
This calls for the collaboration of all sectors to ensure fulfilment of all the rights of the Nigerian children. Unfortunately, sectoral collaboration is yet to be synergistically coordinated to ensure optimal benefits to all children in Nigeria. It is informative to note that only a minority of Nigerian children have received any form of pre-school education before moving to the primary education level.
The major problem which had hindered the development of this sub-sector over the years had been the lack of clearly articulated government policy and action. Innovative Educ. Ok Recently, the enactment of the Universal Basic Education UBE Act seemed to have addressed the problem but still with an unclear loophole on the care and support required for children aged years.
The recently reviewed Nigerian National Policy on Education similarly did not include the care and support required by this age cohort in section on Pre-primary education.
This omission in the National Policy on Education is an aberration which requires urgent rectification if Nigerian children are to be given a healthy head start in life. The principal aim is to mobilize all sectors to work together, plan together and jointly implement and monitor programmes that will enhance holistic development of the child. For the Nigerian intervention, the age cohorts years and years are being addressed with a strong focus on promotion of key care practices, parental education, community based low cost care practices and child friendly early learning.
The newly enacted UBE law has also provided for the creation of a pre-school linkage to all existing public schools to promote early learning and make children ready for school and schools ready for the children. Brief history of Pre-school early childhood education in Nigeria Pre-school education is largely a post-colonial development.
The forms of it during the colonial era were the kindergarten and infant classes, which consisted of groups of children considered not yet ready for primary education. As grouping for instruction in schools was not age-based during that period, some children aged six or even more, could be found in some of the infant classes. With the phasing out of infant classes, some parents began to feel the need for nursery schools.
The need grew higher as a result of the increase in the number of working class mothers, changes in the economic life that warrant women having jobs in order to improve and support their families.
Also, the level of awareness of parents in terms of education gave an insight to most parents to see the need for pre- school classes, where their children could be given preparatory lessons before they attain school age. A study of the provision for nursery education in Lagos, by Makinwa — Adebusoye in , for instance, showed that only 7. A similar study by Orebanjo in the same year showed that half of the working mothers in Ile-Ife which by then was a semi-urban settlement, preferred keeping their children with members of the extended family for child care, to sending them to day care centers or nursery schools Orebanjo, The results of these studies implied that parents did not value pre-school education at that period.
Rationale for Pre-school education Underpinning the importance attached to early childhood education which pre-school education is an integral part, the World declaration on the survival, protection and development of children in undertook a joint commitment to make an urgent universal appeal to give every child a better future. In addition, the World Conference on education for all EFA and the United Nations convention on the rights of the child emphasized urgent priority to ensure access to and improve the quality of education for all children.
Adenipekun documented eight reasons given at these fora in support of the provision of affordable quality programmes of early childcare that are community based and which are linked to health care and nutrition as part of an integrated approach to meeting the needs of the young child. Highlight of National Policy on Pre-school early childhood Education in Nigeria The Nigerian educational administrators, policy makers and the then military government of Nigeria realized its needs for the country and gave it official recognition in the National Policy on Education in The National Policy on Education , , and is a document that is intended to guide the Nigeria educational system from Pre-primary, primary, secondary, technical levels and up to the tertiary level.
The document presents National objectives which include: a free and democratic society; a just and egalitarian society; a united, strong and self-reliant nation; a great and dynamic economy and a land of bright and full opportunities for all citizens.
The objectives for Pre-primary education were derived from these national goals. In the current National Policy on Education NPE, , Early childhood education is labeled as Pre- primary education and is defined as the education given in an educational institution to children prior to their entering the primary school.
In addition to these measures, appropriate levels of Government Federal, State and Local are required to establish and enforce educational laws that will ensure that established pre-schools are well-run, pre- primary teachers well qualified, and other appropriate academic infrastructure provided.
Ministries of education are expected to ensure maintenance of high standards. They will also realize the need to look inward for strategies to achieve the policy statement of EFA. I decided to use the ESA study on early childhood education in Nigeria because it was an official report and it will alleviate my research work.
It has been domesticated in all states of the federation for effective ownership and delivery. Since then, Local Government and states have assumed more visible roles in driving the UBE process and providing effective partnerships with Federal agencies charged with the Basic Education delivery. The details of the study findings by ESA on the unit cost characteristics for pre-primary education in Nigeria are shown in Table 1 below with the corresponding pie chart below in Figure 1.
The summary indicates that the total unit cost per child per annum in pre-primary schools in Nigeria is N19, Miscellaneous items such as school lunch and transportation of the children which constitutes The unit cost of pre-primary education in rural areas is much lower than that of urban centers as shown in Table 2.
In Nigeria today, early child-care is mainly an urban activity very popular with working mothers. In the private sector the unit cost is about N46, Policy makers have for long neglected Ok this level of education leaving it to private initiatives. The consequence of this is that pre-primary education becomes available only to those children whose parents can afford the services. This would involve systematically building early childhood education into the national programme.
Such a policy should specifically recognize the important role the local governments, civil societies and NGOs have to play in the implementation of the programme. This would not only provide jobs for the people but it would ensure high level of local contents in materials used in our schools.
This can be achieved by offering various incentives to such teacher education candidates. Need for clear guidelines on joint planning, implementation and monitoring by all intervening sectors. It should be noted that pre-primary education in Nigeria is an urban phenomenon. The work force per-capital income is insufficient to pay for the outrageous unit cost in both Urban and Rural areas.
Much of the shortcomings in the implementation of the national policy on pre-primary education are linked to the failure of the Federal Government to put into effect most of the measures it stated in the NationalOk Policy on Education aimed at ensuring that the policy objectives are achieved. Available evidence suggests that early childhood education has a positive influence on the educational development of children in later life. The objectives of pre-primary education in the country can only be achieved if the policy is consistently and effectively implemented.
For this to happen, government, especially at the local level, should show more interest in early childhood education by providing some of the facilities, funds and must make sure that all those measures stated in the policy document aimed at facilitating the achievement of the objectives are put in place.
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Skip to search form Skip to main content You are currently offline. Some features of the site may not work correctly. This study investigated the challenges of pre-primary education in Enugu State, Nigeria. The population comprised all teachers in pre-primary schools in the State. A sample of pre-primary school teachers was taken; all the male teachers and 10 percent of the female teachers, selected through random sampling technique.
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