An Examination of Critical Problems Associated with the Implementation of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme in Nigeria

Emmanuel Iriemi Ejere


It is hardly debateable that implementation is the bane of public policies and programmes in Nigeria. A well formulated policy or programme is useless if not properly implemented as its stated objectives will not be realized. The Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme was introduced in Nigeria in September 1999 by the Obasanjo’s administration. Ten years on, the programme is being bedeviled by a number of implementation problems. This paper examines some of the major constraints impeding the effective implementation of the UBE programme in Nigeria. The paper then suggested some strategies to facilitate the successful implementation of the programme.

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International Education Studies ISSN 1913-9020 (Print), ISSN 1913-9039 (Online)

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