The Oyo State Government has revealed that the Play-Based Learning Initiative for pre-primary to primary two pupils was crucial in the educational foundation of children.
The state government also made it known that the initiative would enhance learning mode for the development of education and will train all pre-primary school teachers to inspire standard practice in the education sector.
According to report made available to schoolworld, this was made known by the Chairman, Oyo State Universal Basic Education Board, Dr. Nureni Adeniran, during a courtesy visit of the CEO of Early Childhood Development Initiative, Canada, Mrs. Patricia Falope, to his office in Ibadan.
Dr. Adeniran said that the state government would embark on various measures to get more from teachers and the gains in training teachers on early childhood education will be to the benefit of the teachers.
“The government would key into this laudable initiative of early childhood development centres across the state to get more in return to achieve the ultimate goal of having success through pupils’ performance, as the input through the teacher will surely reflect in the final result of the pupils in external examinations.
“While monitoring schools in the state, I noticed we do not have enough ECDs. This is disheartening. But be rest assured that the Seyi Makinde-led administration will rectify these anomalies. We will ensure training for all pre-primary teachers and we will increase the ECD centres,” Adeniran added.
The CEO of Early Child Development Initiative, Falope, stressed the fact that Oyo state was the only state in the South-West that had keyed into the initiative.
She promised that the pilot of the initiative would ve vibrantly run.
Falope also disclosed that the development initiative already had twenty-four pre-primary school teachers undergoing training in Ogbomoso North and Ido LGAs, while 271 pupils were benefiting from the pilot study.