Tag Archives: Policy Framework

CONFINTEA, EFA, MDGs AND SDGs: Reviewing Goals, Targets and Nigerians Policy Framework for Adult and Lifelong Learning (Published)

This article examines the various international commitments to adult education and lifelong learning such as the CONFINTEA, EFA, MDGs and SDGs. The paper reviews the goals of these global declarations comparing the 4th goals of   SDGs with EFA goals and constrains to attaining the CONFINTEA, EFA and MDGs in Nigeria while reviewing the efforts of the Nigerian government in attaining these goal. The paper argued that adult education is a   Cinderella of all global policy framework for development, but it has received lest attention and less budgetary allocation in Nigeria and that the policy deficiency in lifelong learning and adult education over the years could undermine the attainment of goal 4 of SDG in Nigeria

Keywords: Adult Learning, Cinderella, Lifelong learning, Policy Framework, Sustainability

Quality Control in Early Childhood Education (Published)

The growing demand and practice of early childhood education (ECE) within the Nigerian educational system have recourse for quality control and standardisation. This position has become necessary because of the proliferation of operators with the economic opportunity intentions. It is therefore a proposition that quality control in early childhood education should be ascertained in Nigeria within the policy framework. The prevailing situation of early childhood education in Nigeria and the prospects inherent for national development should be repositioned using strategic options that would ensure quality control. A mix strategy from the inputs of government, ECE operators, parents and critical stakeholders can be adopted to ascertain quality control in early childhood education.

Keywords: Early Childhood Education, National Development, Policy Framework, Quality control, Strategic Options

Food Insecurity: Causes and Policy Framework in Strengthening Food Security in Kenya’s Agricultural Sector. (Published)

According to  United Nations Food Agriculture Organization and the United States of America  department of agriculture in the World Food Summit in 1996, Food security exists when all people at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and food preferences for an active and healthy life. Food security is basic to the survival of any nation, be it at individual, family or national level. This therefore means that food security should have top priority since no meaningful development in economic, social or cultural sphere is possible without it. However in Kenya, with a population of more than 40 million people, about 10% is classified as food insecure according to United States of America Department of Agriculture – Food Security Analysis March 2009. This is growing at an annual rate of about 30%. Kenya is the largest import market for food and agriculture products in East Africa. Kenya imported about 725 million in agriculture products during 2009, up from 525 million in 2007 in an attempt to mitigate the crisis. This implies that the Government of Kenya should come up with policies that ensure people have access to enough food. This paper examines the role of policy framework in strengthening food security in Kenya.

Keywords: Agricultural Sector, Economic Development, Food Security, Kenya, Policy Framework