Ene, Nnamdi N. S. and Anukaenyi, Blessing (2020) FACTORS INFLUENCING THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UBE SCHEME IN THE SOUTH EAST STATES. British International Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 7 (8). pp. 60-66. ISSN 4519 – 6511

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Funding of education in Nigeria today has become a topical issue as basic education in Nigeria has experienced mixed performance. On the positive side, school enrolment has increased and gender disparity in primary education has been reduced significantly in line with MDGs targets. However, educational outcomes remain weak on various indicators of quality and equity. This study, assess the factors influencing funding of the UBE scheme in the south East States. Survey research design was adopted in conducting the study. The study was carried out in among 6,360 made up of 500 management staff of the State Universal Basic Education Board of the five States in the South East zone and 5860 head teachers of primary schools in the study area. The study instrument was face and content validated by two experts in Educational Administration and Management and one expert in Science and Computer Education. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive table of Mean and standard deviation while the t-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 significant level. The result of the study shows that UBE officials and head teachers did not differ significantly in their opinions of the identified factors posing major constraints to proper funding of UBE programme in South East States. It was concluded that UBE officials and head teachers considered Educational wastage hampers, Over-reliance on a single sources of revenue, corruption and Bureaucratic bottlenecks hampers the successful implementation of UBE scheme in South East Nigeria.The study recommended that the federal government should come up with laws that will ensure direct investment in the education of children since the future of the country depends on the quality of its children. Without quality education for children, Nigeria may find it difficult to compete favourably with other countries of the world. The laws should take care of children’s education whether the person is poor or not.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Arts > Faculty of Law > Faculty of Management and Social Sciences > Faculty of Education
Depositing User: mrs chioma hannah
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2022 09:15
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2022 09:15
URI: http://eprints.gouni.edu.ng/id/eprint/3471

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