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Management of Early Child Education in Nigeria: Problems and the Way Forward

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This article discussed the problems facing the management of early child education programme in Nigeria. Data from secondary sources were used to support the various points raised in the discussion. The data were sourced from online and print material resources written and published by recognized institutions and authors. Inadequate funding, inadequate infrastructural facilities, shortage of care givers, inadequate national curriculum, inadequate instructional materials, corruption, poor supervision, insecurity and high number out of school children were identified as the problems facing the management of the early child education programme in Nigeria. Adequate funding, employment of professional teachers, provision of infrastructural facilities, provision of instructional materials, provision of national curriculum, ensuring effective supervision, fighting all forms of corruption in the ministry of education and ensuring provision of adequate security in all early child education centers were recommended by the writers as the ways forward to the management problem of the early child education programme in Nigeria.

Abstract

This article discussed the problems facing the management of early child education programme in Nigeria. Data from secondary sources were used to support the various points raised in the discussion. The data were sourced from online and print material resources written and published by recognized institutions and authors. Inadequate funding, inadequate infrastructural facilities, shortage of care givers, inadequate national curriculum, inadequate instructional materials, corruption, poor supervision, insecurity and high number out of school children were identified as the problems facing the management of the early child education programme in Nigeria. Adequate funding, employment of professional teachers, provision of infrastructural facilities, provision of instructional materials, provision of national curriculum, ensuring effective supervision, fighting all forms of corruption in the ministry of education and ensuring provision of adequate security in all early child education centers were recommended by the writers as the ways forward to the management problem of the early child education programme in Nigeria.

Keywords

Early Child
Education
Management
Programme
problems

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Niyi Jacob, O., & Idowu Christopher, O. (2021). Management of Early Child Education in Nigeria: Problems and the Way Forward. Middle European Scientific Bulletin, 16. Retrieved from http://cejsr.academicjournal.io/index.php/journal/article/view/710
  • Submitted
    10 September 2021
  • Revised
    10 September 2021
  • Published
    10 September 2021