Dr Fegha Evelyn Ilogho & Dr Janet A. Kebbi
This study was to investigate teachers’ perception of the achievement of the objective of Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme in Rivers State. The research adopted a descriptive design with survey type, with two questions and one hypothesis. The population of the study constitutes both male and female basic education teachers. The sample of the study was made up of 600 teachers drawn from twelve (12) LGAs in Rivers State through stratiﬁed random sampling techniques based on location of schools. An adopted questionnaire of 30 items, subdivided into 5 sections was used in data gathering. The reliability coeﬃcient of the instrument was 0.82. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions while t-test was used in testing the hypothesis at 0.05 level of signiﬁcance. The results showed that the objectives of the UBE are achieved in Rivers state. The study also revealed that location of school aﬀects the achievement of the objectives of UBE. The objectives are more achieved in urban schools than rural schools and the mean diﬀerence was signiﬁcant. The study recommends, among others, that there should be adequate staﬃng of schools, proper supervision and monitoring of basic schools.