50 Childcare givers graduate from IFC

Mrs Reindorf(inset) addressing the graduants.Photo.Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi.

Mrs Reindorf(inset) addressing the graduants.Photo.Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi.

The Institute For Caregivers (IFC) has organised its 39th graduation at which 50 students graduated at its campus Taifa in Accra on Saturday.

They were trained in courses such as childhood and infancy management, child development transition and separation, natural development and child health care and knowledge.

It was on the theme “Quality early childhood education-a tool for responsible adulthood.”

The General Manager of IFC, Mrs Elizabeth Reindorf said the Institute, which was established in 1999, remained committed to help to equip childcare givers essential knowledge competence and skills to work as professional caregivers.

According to her, the Institute would continue to encourage the use of Ghanaian languages as medium of instruction at the early school level as children understand issues better with the use of mother tongue.

“It is important that proprietors ensure that carers are themselves proficient in the Ghanaian language and in English as well in order not to leave the children midway.” she added.

Mrs Reindorf commended the teachers for their selfless dedication to duty, urged the graduates to practice what they have learnt to help improve education delivery in the country.

The General Manager advised them not to rest on their laurels, but seek higher education.

A former head of Department of Early Childhood Education of the University of Cape Coast, Dr Kafui Etsey, who was the guest speaker urged parents to seek good educational foundation for the children.

She urged teachers to create an environment of care and love to ensure effective learning.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

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