First Lady advocates early childhood education
From Issa Alhassan, Kumasi
The First Lady, Mrs. Ernestina Naadu Mills, has underscored the importance of early childhood education, as part of ensuring quality education in the country.
The First Lady said the efforts at improving the educational sector and enhancing the human resource capacity can only materialise if attention was given to early childhood education.
Mrs. Naadu Mils made the observation when she made a day’s tour of the Ashanti Regional capital, Kumasi, to acquaint herself with the government’s intervention pilot programme on early child education being implemented in some selected schools in the city.
The tour was also to enable the First Lady assess the viability of the programme, currently being run at Dompoase, near Atonsu, and to see how it could be extended to other areas in the metropolis.
The First Lady was accompanied on her tour by the Israeli Ambassador to Ghana, the Ashanti Regional Minister, Dr. Kwaku Agyemang-Mensah, and the City Mayor, Samuel Sarpong.
Early childhood education, which forms part of the Millennium City Initiatives (MCI), is an intervention programme being implemented under the auspices of the Israeli government, and spearheaded by the First Lady.
The First Lady and her entourage visited the Asem Cluster of Schools, where the programme is yet to be implemented, and also toured the model one at the Dompoase Basic Schools, to enable her compare and appreciate the nature of the programme.
She promised that she would do everything she could to ensure the effective implementation of the programme, adding that the government of the National democratic Ccongress (NDC) was fully committed towards the early childhood training of the Ghanaian child.
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