Teachers’ Perception of the Achievement of the Objectives of Universal Basic Education Programme (UBE) in Rivers State

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.

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