Surajo Magaji Ahmed, Alhassan Garba & Adefioye Michael Sanya
The study investigated managerial problems of Universal Basic Education programme in Katsina State. Two research questions and two hypotheses were formulated based on study’s objectives. The design of this study was descriptive survey. The population of the study was 67,862 including 1927 headteachers, 36,275 school based management committee (SBMC) officials, 16,956 teachers and 1006 Quality Assurance Officers. 378 was the sample including 130 teachers, 12 headteachers, 229 SBMC officials and 7 quality assurance officers. The instrument used for data collection was questionnaire, designed using five-point Likert’s scale. The reliability of the instrument was established as 0.73 using Cronbach Alpha. To give the general description of data, frequency counts and mean scores were used; while Analysis of Variance was used to test the hypotheses. All formulated null hypotheses were retained. The study found that one of the managerial problems related to staffing is the issues of teacher excess workload not being compensated. Based on the findings, the researchers recommended that teachers with disabilities should be considered and assisted from UBE grant, and that teacher excess workload should be compensated to overcome managerial problems in the area of staffing.