FUNDING STRATEGIES AND SUSTENANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: THE WAY FORWARD

  • A. T. Alabi Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria
  • N.Y.S. Ijaiya Department of Educational Management, Faculty of Education, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria

Abstract

This paper examined the existing funding strategies of Early Childhood Education (ECE) in Nigeria with a view to suggesting strategies for its better funding and sustenance. The paper recognised the commitment of the Nigerian Governments and the support of the community, individuals and foreign sponsors in funding ECE programmes. The paper however submitted that much more still needs to be done towards providing adequate funds for quality teachers/caregivers, supply of appropriate facilities and stimulating learning materials as well as supervision of ECCD 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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Published
2014-12-02
How to Cite
Alabi, A. T., & Ijaiya, N. (2014). FUNDING STRATEGIES AND SUSTENANCE OF EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: THE WAY FORWARD. European Scientific Journal, ESJ, 8(1). https://doi.org/10.19044/esj.2012.v8n1p%p