By Lillian Namagembe for Sunday Monitor Uganda – December 21, 2015: The Madrasa Early Childhood Programme offers development and training courses to new and practicing pre-school teachers. It also provides tailor-made technical support to pre-schools, civil society, government and private organisations.
Excerpt: The institute, born out of the MECPU that has been in existence for 30 years, is run under the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), and held its first graduation where 188 pre-school teachers graduated with certificates in early childhood training.
In approval of the of the programme’s proficiency, Mr Shafique Sekalala, the MECDI programme director said, a teacher trained at the centre is holistic and able to cover all the aspects of a child different from what is offered in other ordinary ECDs.
“Most of the ECD centres focus on cognitive aspects other than the intellectual,” Mr Sekalala said. “The institute’s model of teaching is built on principles that a child’s brain is young and thus needs to learn in a way not similar to the adults.”
More at the source: Sunday Monitor Uganda
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