TRANSFORMATION OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN NIGERIA FOR NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
This paper examined the existing management strategies for funding Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Nigeria with a view to proposing better funding approach and sustainability. It recognized the commitment of the Nigerian Government (Federal, State and Local), the support of the community, individuals and donor agencies in funding ECE programmes. It argued that, nevertheless, much more needs to be done towards providing adequate funds for quality training of teachers/ caregivers, provision of appropriate ECD facilities, and stimulating learning materials as well as supervision/ monitoring of ECE programmes. Towards this end, increased government allocations, sustained international support, financial allocation to ECE teacher training institutions, equity funding and cost-sharing strategies were recommended.
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