EVALUATION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF UBE PROGRAMME IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN EDUCATION ZONE

ABSTRACT

This study evaluated the implementation of UBE programme in primary schools in
Nsukka Education Zone of Enugu State. To guide this study five research questions
were posed and five null-hypotheses were formulated. The design of the study was
a descriptive survey design. The population comprised of 2,673 made up of 238
head teachers and 2,435 teachers of UBE primary schools in Nsukka Education
Zone of Enugu State. The sample constituted of 40 head teachers and 80 teachers
drawn from 3 local government areas of the zone. A total of 360 respondents
participated in the study. A 30-item questionnaire was used for data collection.
Mean rating and t-test were used in answering the research questions and testing
of the null-hypothesis respectively. The findings showed among others that
infrastructural facilities,, instructional material, trained teachers and funds are not
adequately available to a high extent for the effective implementation of UBE
programme in the primary schools. Also the findings of the study regarding the
constraints to the effective implementation of the UBE programme revealed that
lack of proper supervision of teaching and learning in primary schools, inadequate
provision of instructional materials and infrastructural facilities to primary
schools. Poor finding of educational programme and poor statistical data on UBE
primary schools were to a high extent constraints to the effective implementation of
the UBE programme in primary schools. Based on this, recommendation were
made which include: that government should recruit more teaching staff for the
primary schools and provide adequate training incentives, infrastructural
facilities, instructional materials and funding for the effective implementation of
the UBE programme in the schools in Nsukka Education Zone.

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Table 1: Qualitative interpretation of means rating. – – – 60

Table 2: Mean ratings of responses of head teacher and teacher on extent of
availability of infrastructural facility for the effective implementation
of UBE – – – – – – – – 61

Table 3: Mean ratings of response of head teachers and teacher on extent of
availability of instructional material for the effective implementation
of UBE programme – – – – – – 62
Table 4: Mean ratings of response of head teachers and teachers on extent of
availability of trained teachers for the effective implementation of
UBE programme – – – – – – – 64

Table 5: Mean ratings of the response of head teachers and teachers on the
extent of adequacy of funds for the effective implementation of UBE
programme – – – – – – – – 66

Table 6: Mean ratings of the responses of head teachers and teacher on
constraints to UBE – – – – – – – 67
Table 7: Summary of t-test for Hypothesis one – – – 69

Table 8: Summary of t-test for Hypothesis two – – – – 70

Table 9: Summary of t-test for Hypothesis three – – – 71

Table 10: Summary of t-test for Hypothesis four – – – 72

Table 11: Summary of t-test for Hypothesis five – – – 73.