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Early childhood development education in Nyeri

02 September 2013, 13:42 Joseph Njung'eh

Nyeri - Nyeri government is developing policies to manage the sector of Early Childhood Development Education (ECDE).

The county executive in charge of Education and ICT, Eljah Karito Nguyo, on Monday said the programme will require input of investors, lecturers, teachers and parents to make it real and have positive impact.

Speaking at St. Mary High School in Nyeri town during graduation ceremony of ECDE teachers of Vineyard College, Nguyo said ECDE is important though it has been neglected and government does not put the right emphasis on it.

He said the national government, most families and communities struggle a lot about attaining the provisions of higher levels of education.

“In early childhood you may lay the foundation of poverty or riches, industry or idleness, good or evil,” said the former chairman of Kenya Secondary Schools Association, Central region.

Nguyo however cried foul over government’s reluctance in devolving functions under the sector of education. “It is worrying that the national government continues to delay in devolving this function as they actually do nothing. We would like them to act faster so that our impact may be felt as it is being felt in coffee, tea, dairy and other areas,” said Nguyo.

The executive observed that poor academic results, indiscipline in higher institutions, high crime rate, poor social skills and laziness in the society are due to neglection of the ECDE sector, which he said is relevant to human foundation.

During the ceremony 70 people were honoured with diplomas and 15 others with certificates in ECDE. “Investing in education makes a lot of sense than investing in anything else, it is really investing where it makes most difference,” he noted.

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