The executive Secretary, Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC), Dr. Hammid Bobboyi has said the ECCDE’s implementation is a yardstick for nurturing a child’s educational development through early stimulation and transition into primary school.
He said this at the opening of capacity development training of teachers, teachers and care givers of UBEC early child care development and education ECCDE modern centers and ECCD desk officers from SUBEB for quarterly early learning in Basic Education held in Kano, yesterday.
The Executive Secretary who was represented by the Deputy Executive Secretary, Technical, Prof. Bala Zakari explained that the capacity building workshop is focused on Reggio Emilia and other child center approach which is basically “Learning with play”, brain and physical development of child, improvisation of low/no cost teaching and learning materials as well as curriculum utilization and implementation on the one-year pre-primary curriculum, so as to boost the teaching ability and to support you in managing contemporary challenges in the implementation of ECCDE in the UBE program.
The E.S appreciated efforts of all care givers of stakeholders involved in the process of ensuring that this capacity building becomes a success.
In her own contribution, the Director, Special Programs, Dr. Ene Adikwu said the training is aimed at familiarizing participants with the skills and techniques on Reggio Emilia and other child central approaches so that participants will be able to manage effectively.