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Table 3 Percentage distribution of the possible challenges associated with effective quality of ECE

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

S/N Items Strongly agree Disagree Agree Strongly disagree Mean Std.D Ranking
1 Low rating of teaching profession 37 (20.6%) 21 (11.7%) 57 (31.7%) 65 (36.1%) 2.83 1.13 4th
2 Promotion of teachers are delayed 19 (10.6%) 30 (16.7%) 86 (47.8%) 45 (25.0%) 1.90 1.03 6th
3 Lack of adequate instructional materials 16 (8.9%) 29 (16.1%) 92 (51.1%) 43 (23.9%) 2.90 0.86 2nd
4 Teachers remunerations are low compared to other professions 22 (12.2%) 25 (13.9%) 83 (46.1%) 50 (27.8%) 2.89 0.94 3rd
5 Lack of qualified teachers for ECE 3 (1.7%) 43 (23.9%) 90 (50.0%) 44 (24.4%) 2.97 0.74 1st
6 Poor funding and lack of financial support from government 30 (16.7%) 28 (15.6%) 61 (33.9%) 61 (33.9%) 2.85 1.07 5th
Total no. = 180 weighted average (1.81)
  1. “Source: Research findings”
  2. Source: Research Findings, 2019