As one of the recommendations to address the quality of education, experts are calling on the government to set up reception classes.
The Advocacy Manager, Twaweza Uganda, Violet Alinda, says the foundation basics like the alphabet, counting and socialization need to be addressed..
She reckons that reception centres would help address the lack of early childhood education centres, especially in rural areas.
The recommendation comes on the heels of a damning World Bank Report, that reflected the crisis in the quality of education in the country, especially in the development stages of a child.
“Taking action is the only sure way of demonstrating our commitment towards protecting, empowering and guaranteeing equal opportunity for all children aged 3-5 years in Uganda,” Ms. Alinda advised in a recent newspaper opinion.
Books/records. Picture books, simple and repetitive stories and rhymes, animal stories, simple information books, variety of musical recordings based on ages.
Games. Socially interactive games with adults, matching and lotto games based on colours and pictures. games of chance with a few pieces that do not require reading, such as chutes and ladders, flannel board with pictures, letters, and storybook characters but all these must be in categories of various ages.
Active play. Push and pull toys, ride-on toys, balls of all kinds, indoor slide and climber, rocking boat based on ages.
Outdoor. Climbers, rope ladders, balls of all sizes; old tires, sand and water materials.