TEACHER - VARIABLES AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION PROGRAMME IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN UYO LOCAL GOVERNMENT, AKWA IBOM, NIGERIA

Mfon Effiong Udo, Anyanime Okopide Akpan

Abstract


This study was undertaken to determine the relationship between selected teacher variables - teachers’ qualification, job experience, work condition, and attitude to work; and implementation of the UBE programme in Uyo Local Government Area (LGA), Akwa Ibom, Nigeria.  It was an ex-post facto research. The study sample comprised 220 teachers drawn from the target population of 849 teachers in the 47 public primary schools in Uyo LGA during the 2013/2014 school year; using multi-stage sampling technique. Researcher developed 20–items, 4-point opinion scale, tagged: Teachers’ Variables and Implementation of Universal Basic Education Questionnaire (TVIUBEQ), with a reliability index of .72 determined using Cronbach’s alpha. Data generated were analyzed using linear regression and Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient (PPMCC). All the hypotheses were tested at p ≤.05probabilitylevel. Findings indicated that, excepting teachers' work condition, all the other variables investigated (teachers’ qualification, job experience, and attitude to work) were significant predictors of the level of implementation of the UBE programme in public primary schools in Uyo Local Government of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.

Keywords


Teacher qualification, job experience, work condition, attitude to work; implementation of the UBE programme.

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