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www.sachajournals.com LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE MANAGEMENT OF THE UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME: AN HISTORICAL ASSESSMENT

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The idea of universal education was first mooted in 1955 when the universal primary education scheme was inaugurated by the government of Western Nigeria. The program was consequently adopted and introduced to other region in the country. Using secondary sources of data collection, the paper took an historical overview of the role of local government in the management of the universal primary education program. The paper establishes that despite the laudable vision and objectives of the UBE program, the programme has been generally constrained by lack of adequate fund, poor planning, poor institutional capacity, political interference among others. It therefore recommends among others the need to expand local government revenue base, instit institutional utional capacity in the area of planning and implementation and a strong public service ethics

Topics: Best Assessment Practices, Quality Education, Nigeria
Year: 2013
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