The Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), Prof. Bappa-Aliyu Muhammadu has propose that children should start their primary one education at the age of five or six.
He further explained that this will provide more time for some faculties in them that had to be developed for the children to reason efficiently, appreciate and get an orientation about themselves and their surroundings.
He remarked, “Some parents enroll their child at less than even five years and they make it. But we are saying for balanced child development as a strategy, six years is a very good period for that child to be enroll in primary one so that he or she will spend nine years in elementary education.
“By the time he or she is going to Senior Secondary School, he is around 15 years and that is very good; have four years of university education and the child will be around 19 or 20 years depending on strikes and other uncalled for circumstances.