International Journal of Social Science and Humanities
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1
Implementation of universal basic education programme and educational development in Rivers State, 2007-2017
Margaret Alikor Uriri
This study investigated the Implementation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme and educational development in Rivers State, 2007-2017. The objectives of the study are to determine if the implementation of the teachers training component of UBE improve the quantity and quality of teachers in Rivers State; to find out if the implementation of the infrastructure scheme of the UBE programme has improved the quality of education in Rivers State; to ascertain if the UBE programme enhanced the availability of teaching materials in primary schools for the implementation of the UBE programme in Rivers State. System theory was used as the theoretical framework of analysis to explain the dependability of the educational administration on other parts of the system in the state. Secondary data was used for the study and content analysis as a tool for data analysis. The finding revealed that there are adequate infrastructural facilities in UBE schools in Rivers State and lack of training incentives for teachers in UBE schools in the state amongst others. Based on the findings, the following recommendation was made that there should be introduction of new incentives in addition to prompt and adequate remuneration to motivate UBE teachers to boost optimum performance leading to production of high quality students and also reduce their propensity to charge students for enrolment and other fees.