The Ministry of Education (MoE) Tuesday, June 15, 2021, in Accra launched the Early Childhood Education Policy framework and inaugurated the National Steering Committee for Early Childhood Education in the country.
The Framework put together by the Ministry of Education and Ghana Education Service (GES), with support from UNICEF is to cater for the comprehensive education needs of children of kindergarten-going age.
Early childhood education policy according to the Deputy Minister for Education, John Ntim Fordjour in a social media post sighted by EducationWeb.com.gh is essential for preparing children aged 4-5 with a solid foundation to excel.
“The policy is essential for the growth of the child as it will position them well for their primary, secondary and tertiary education and enable them to make meaningful contributions toward nation-building,” John Ntim stated.
The UNICEF country representative, Anne Claire Dufay speaking at the launch said approximately 1.8 million, 4 and 5-year old girls and boys amid the launch of the policy and framework will get the best start in life in kindergarten.
Reverend John Ntim yesterday launched the policy on behalf of the Minister for Education, Dr Yaw Osei Adutwum, and with the distinguished support of Her Excellency Hajia Samira Bawumia, the Second Lady and wife of Dr Bawumia.
The inaugurated National Steering Committee for Early Childhood Education (NaSCECE) would be responsible to offer the needed technical support for the effective implementation of the ECE Policy and strengthen the sub-sector.