QUALITY TEACHING PERSONNEL AND THE CHALLENGES OF IMPLEMENTING THE UNIVERSA L BASIC EDUCATION IN SCHOOLS IN ANAMBRA STATE
Keywords:Quality teaching, challenges of implementing the universal basic education, schools in Anambra State
The study was designed to establish the relevance of quality teachers in coping with the challenges of implementing the Universal Basic Education (UBE) in schools in Anambra State. The study adopted descriptive survey design. The population of the study comprised 924 public primary school head teachers and 227 public junior secondary school head teachers in Anambra state, with sample sizes of 400 and 100 respectively which were randomly drawn, bringing the total sample size to 500. Two research questions and one hypothesis guided the study, while a 16-item questionnaire designed on a 4 – point-scale response, supplied the data for the study. Mean, standard deviation and t-test statistics were used to analyze data. Findings revealed that, lack of competent teachers, inadequate sponsorship for seminars, workshop, conferences, fund, inadequate infrastructural facilities, poorly equipped laboratories among others, pose serious challenges to the implementation of UBE in the state. Based on the findings recommendations were made and conclusion drawn.
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