Early Childhood Care and Education as a Gateway for Achieving Inclusive Quality Education in Nigeria

  • Danga L Amos College of Education Billiri, Gombe State, Nigeria
  • Joel Mary College of Education Billiri, Gombe State, Nigeria
  • Barminas Y Odi College of Education Billiri, Gombe State, Nigeria
Keywords: Early childhood care, inclusive education, equitable, quality education

Abstract

This paper discusses early childhood care and education as key towards providing inclusive and equitable quality education. The discourse looked at what early childhood care and education is, its purpose as enshrined in the national policy on education as well as the concepts of inclusive and equitable quality education. Also, the role of early childhood education in achieving inclusive and equitable quality education was brought to fore. Finally, it was recommended that to achieve inclusive and equitable quality education in Nigeria, government and other education stakeholders alike must accord priority to and invest heavily in early childhood care and education programmes. In addition, personnel should be knowledgeable regarding issues of child development and apply the same appropriately.

Published
2020-05-18
How to Cite
Amos, D., Mary, J., & Odi, B. (2020). Early Childhood Care and Education as a Gateway for Achieving Inclusive Quality Education in Nigeria. Gombe Technical Education Journal, 12(1), 38-44. Retrieved from http://gotejfcetgombe.com.ng/index.php/gotej/article/view/54