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Problem of Universal Basic Education in Nigeria and the Role of Information Communication Technology in Enhancing its Quality, Sociological and Counseling Perspective


Anyanwu Joy, Michael Eskay, Ezegbe Nkiru and Ikwumelu Sn

The study which was carried out in Ankpa local government of Kogi state to investigate the problems of the Universal Basic Education and the role of ICT I enhancing its quality, used survey research design. The sample of the study was 100 respondents- 80 teachers and 20 teacher counsellors randomly and purposively selected from four out of 400 (four hundred) registered UBE schools. Questionnaire was the instrument for data collection. Data collected were analysed using descriptive statistic. The decision rule was mean scores from 2.50 and above. The study revealed that the UBE program is still facing various implementation problems of personnel, funding, and infrastructure. To overcome these challenges, counsellors have a lot of roles to play to boost the quality of the man power needed for the nations, self-reliance, scientific and technological development and total empowerment. Teachers should be trained in ICT utilization in teaching science subjects and maths in primary schools. It was recommended that adequate funds should be provided for the instructional and infrastructural facilities for effective implementation of the UBE programs in Nigeria. Qualified guidance counselors and teachers should be provided for the UBE institutions to assist in overcoming learners academic and personal social problems.

Keywords: Universal Basic Education, Special education, Guidance Counsellors, ICT, Implementation.

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ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Anyanwu Joy
LECTURER

Michael Eskay
UNIT HEAD, SPECIAL EDUCATION UNIT

Ezegbe Nkiru
LECTURER

Ikwumelu Sn
EBOYNI STATE UNIVERSITY


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