Members of the National Coordinating Committee (NCCOM) are satisfied with implementation of the ECCE 2023 – 2024 National Action Plan, but the Committee calls for greater adherence to the plan’s timeframe, and the need to produce outputs that are based on evidence.
It was at the 9th Meeting of the NCCOM that Members of the high level key ECCE sectoral committee assessed the status of projects under the 2023-2024 ECCE National Action Plan.
There are, altogether 16 projects being managed by key sectors which form part of the plan. However only 14 of the projects underwent update on implementation and they are by the following MDAs and Organisations:
Education; Family; and Health, each having 2 projects, while Social Affairs and IECD have 4 projects each.
All projects are progressing well, but with few minor delays recorded by key sectors in meeting the implementation timelines and finalization outputs.
According to the IECD CEO, Shirley Choppy who is the Committee’s chairperson, there is a need to put in extra effort for the timely implementation of the projects and that outcomes of the projects should be supported by evidence-based output
The Family Department in the Ministry of Youth, Sports and Family is the latest key sectoral Member to join the NCCOM and it was its first attendance at the committee meeting which was held on Wednesday 20th September, 2023 at IECD Headquarter, Espace Buliding.