Unimna, Fidelis Abunimye; Ugwu, Peter Ifeanyi & Uguru, Anthony Inyang
The study examined the extent to which the National Home-Grown School Feeding Programme influenced enrolment in public primary schools in Ogoja education zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. The main objective of the study was to determine the extent to which the programme has improved the enrolment of pupils in public primary schools in the zone between 2017 to 2020. The study adopted expo-facto research design and obtained its data from secondary sources. Two research questions were generated to guide the study. The total study population is 98,722 pupils from the zone. Descriptive statistics were employed to determine the extent to which the National Home-Grown Feeding Programme has influenced enrolment in the zone. The findings showed that the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme increased enrolment by 32.5% within the period under review in Ogoja Education Zone of Cross River State, Nigeria. The study revealed that the aim of the school feeding programme for Public Primary Schools in Ogoja Education Zone is achieved. However, the study recommended that the programme be sustained, and there should be strict supervision of all those involved in the implementation for efficiency.