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Table 1 Government commitments in fulfilling its obligations in ensuring effective quality ECE.

From: Government commitments and teaching strategies for effective quality early childhood education in South Western Nigeria

S/N Items L MD H VH Mean Std. D Remark
1 Establishing pre-primary sections in existing public schools 3(1.7%) 123 (68.3%) 16 (8.9%) 38 (21.1%) 3.08 0.60 High
2 Government has established enough colleges of education 78 (43.4%) 14 (7.8%) 53 (29.4%) 35 (19.4%) 2.74 0.85 Moderate
3 Departments of early childhood education have been created in most Faculties of Education in Universities 95 (52.8%) 38 (21.1%) 32 (17.8%) 15 (8.3%) 2.74 0.82 Moderate
4 There are enough professionals in early childhood education in teacher training colleges 82 (45.6%) 63 (35%) 18 (10%) 17 (9.4%) 2.54 0.80 Moderate
5 Ensuring that the curriculum of teachers’ education is appropriately oriented for play way method 30 (16.7%) 16 (8.9%) 85 (47.2%) 49 (27.2%) 2.28 0.84 Moderate
6 Providing textbooks in Nigerian languages for medium of instruction in mother tongue 104 (57.8%) 34 (18.9%) 30 (16.7%) 12 (6.7%) 2.88 0.78 Moderate
7 Government implement the early childhood education policy in primary schools 63 (35%) 51 (38.3) 35 (19.4) 31 (17.2) 2.15 1.10 Moderate
8 Government promotes and supports regular training of teachers 102 (56.7%) 41 (22.8%) 27 (15%) 10 (5.6%) 2.81 0.75 Moderate
9 Regulating and controlling the operation of ECE centers 86 (47.8%) 49 (27.2%) 27 (15%) 18 (10%) 2.32 0.84 Moderate
Total no. = 180 weighted average (2.54)
  1. L (low), MD (moderate), H (high), VH (very high)
  2. Source: Research Findings, 2019