OVERCOMING THE CHALLENGES OF EDUCATION FOR ALL GOAL 1 IN SOUTH WEST, NIGERIA

J.A. Adegbile, Felicia Oduntan

Abstract


Nigeria was a signatory to the world conference on education for all goal i 1990 at jomiten where the committee of nations gathered together to be committed to the six efa goals making comprehensive early childhood care and education the number 1 goal. It also encourages the development of early childhood care and education. These legal and political commitments recognise that children are born with the right to have their learning needs met through approaches that promote their holistic development. However, there are a lot of challenges facing the implementation of this global issue as perceived by stakeholders in south -west nigeria. One research question was raised and answered by stakeholders across 3 states in south-west nigeria. 85 teachers, 31 caregivers and 54 sectional heads of both children from birth to three years and 4-6yrs, 86 parents from birth to 3years, 355 parents of children. 4-6yrs and 48 health officers were involved. The findings revealed that to overcome the problems of efa goal 1, in south- west nigeria, the stakeholders had some consensus on the strategies that could be employed. Some of the possibilities are, provision of adequate service by government, parents,’ and teachers, provision of capital/fund by government, creation of awareness, adequate lectures to mothers, adequate provision of early childhood care health centres among others. It is therefore recommended that nigeria government should meet up with her counterpart in the world.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2013.v9n19p%25p

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.19044/esj.2013.v9n19p%25p


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