Addressing poor child development; most nursery school teachers poorly paid and untrained

Addressing poor child development; most nursery school teachers poorly paid and untrained

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  • Low pay and untrained teachers blocking proper early learning – minister
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As part of the national early childhood development campaign to encourage proper and all-round upbringing of children from conception to 8-years of age, we continue to bring you fact files and feature stories in that regard. And here is the fact file for today.
The Ministry of Education and Sports has blamed poor early childhood development on poor payment for nursery school teachers and low teaching qualifications.
The State Minister for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo notes that a kindergarten teacher should train for two years, after attaining at least 6 passes at O’ level. However in most early learning centres, many teachers do not have the required academic papers to show.
UNICEF is to use these findings to invest in early childhood interventions especially in developing countries like Uganda to achieve more sustainable growth by empowering children through education.

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