ADMINISTRATIVE CONSTRAINTS MILITATING AGAINST EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENTATION OF UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN JUNIOR SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN DELTASTATE
Author: EBIYEFA, Buloebi-EreCatherine
This dissertation is to examine administrative constraints militating against implementation of Universal Basic Education Programmein junior secondary schools in Delta State. In order to achieve this, six (5) research questions and three (3) hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Literature was reviewed which was cited from various work of authors on Universal basic education programme in Delta state. The ex-pos-facto designed was used to investigate the administration constraints militating against implementation of Universal Basic Education Programme in Junior Secondary School in Delta state with a sample size of 207 teachers draw from all the junior secondary schools in 25 local government areas of Delta State, in which three local government areas were selected each from each of the three senatorial district. A stratified random sampling technique was used to select the schools and teachers. A questionnaire was used to collect data from the respondents. The instrument was validated by the project supervisor and other experts in measurement. A test- retest method was used to determine the reliability of the instrument and it yielded 0. 68 coefficient through the use of Pearson Product Moment Correlation. The instruments were administered by the researcher with the help of the school selected principals in which 100% of the instrument were retrieved by the researcher. The data collected were analysed using Percentage analysis to answer the research questions while t-test analysis was used to test the hypotheses. The findings revealed that inadequate finance, rural location, professionalism, experience, lack of supervision and monitoring were the factors affecting the implementation of UBE programme in Delta state. It was therefore recommended that there should be enough teachers in the rural/riverside, finance, proper supervision and monitoring of the programme especially in the rural/riverside.
Supervisors: Prof. P.O. Ikoya, Prof. E.D Nakpodia