Access to early childhood education worries MOESD

Students in a classroom PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO
Students in a classroom PIC: MORERI SEJAKGOMO

Although government is currently offering one year early childhood programme in 93% of all public schools, the Ministry of Education and Skills Development (MOESD) has admitted that more needs to be done to improve access at that level.

Appearing before the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) recently, MOESD accounting Officer Miriam Maroba said government is providing early childhood education in 749 out of 766 schools therefore as the ministry they feel that is not enough.

“We need to give access to every child and make sure that we give proper foundation at early childhood level. Early childhood is the foundation for learning and teaching.

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