Kashere Journal of Education


My Account


Authors: Musa, A. M., Biwai, Y., Isah, A. T.

Journal Article | Publish Date: 01/June/2021


Abstract The introduction of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) in 1999 was in fulfillment of the stipulation of the world conference on “Education for All”. The basic education is aimed at equipping every Nigerian child with functional knowledge, skills and attitude to live a meaningful and fulfilling live and to contribute to the development of their society in social economic and cultural benefits and to discharge their civic obligations effectively. It was backed up with the UBE curriculum implementation guidelines using the necessary mechanisms. However, the implementation of the UBE curriculum was frauted with some problems ranging from poor funding, inadequate infrastructure facilities and instructional materials, poor quantity and quality of teachers especially in the specialized subject areas and poor monitoring, supervision and evaluation of the UBE curriculum implementation. In view of the above assertion the government should make frantic effort to provide the required materials to ensure effective implementation of the basic education programme to achieve sustainable development. Keywords: Challenges, f Effective Implementation, UBE Curriculum, Sustainable Development


Abdulkareem, A. (2000). Adequate provision and maintenance of Instructional Materials and Textbooks for a successful implementation of Universal Basic Education programme in Nigeria. A paper presented at the Annual Conference of the National Institute of Education, Planning and Administration (NIEPA), Ondo state. May 30 – 31.

Adesina, N. (2003). Educational Administration in Nigeria. Port Harcourt: Pam Unique publishing company Ltd.

Ahmed, T. M. (2003). Education and National Development in Nigeria. Journal of studies in Education 10:35-46.

Ajayi, K. & Adeniji, A. (2009), Access to Universal Education in Nigeria. In G. G. Nworgu & E. I. Eke (Eds): Access, quality and cost in Nigerian Education, Published proceeding of the 23rd Annual Congress of the Nigerian Academy of Education.

Ebeku, K. L. (2008) The implementation of the Universal Basic Education Programme in primary school in River state. Unpublished M.Ed. dissertation in the Faculty of Education, Imo state University, Owerri.

Eduok, J. D. (2011), Effect of mathematics models, students’ characteristics and retention in senior secondary school mathematics in Akwa Ibom state. Journal of the National Business Walles. 5(5), 145-166.

Emmanuel, A. C. (2010). Vision 20-20-20 not Attainable without world class Infrastructure (April 2012 Trust).

Ezenwa, P. C. N. (2008). The role of the curriculum planner in the success of the Universal Basic Education programme. C. Okonkwo, (Ed) Universal Basic Education in Nigeria: Some fundamental issues. Owerri: Eminent Graphic Arts.

Federal Government of Nigeria (2014). National Policy on Education Lagos: NERDC Press.

Ivowi, U. M. O. (2004). Curriculum Implementation: implementation for school administration. In A. O. K. Noah, D. O. Shonibore, A. A. Ojo, and T. Oluijuwon (Eds). Curriculum implementation and professionalizing teaching in Nigeria. Lagos: Central Educational Services.

Jaiyeoba, A. O. & Atanda, A. I. (2005). Quality sustenance in Nigerian Educational System: Challenges to Government in G. O. Amkpa, S. U. Udoh and E. O. Fagbamiye (Eds). Deregulating the provision and management of Education in Nigeria. Jos: M.P. Gina concepts LED 98-103.

Mbakwen, J. N. (2005). Curriculum implementation and instructional plans. Owerri: Totan publishers Limited.

Mkpa, M. A. (1987). Curriculum Development. Owerri: Totan publishers Ltd.

Mshelia, M. A. & Adamu, M. I. (2018). Challenges Facing Functional Teacher Education for Sustainable National Development in a Comatose Economy: Nigeria a reference point. Jos. Journal of Educational studies. 18(1), 103 – 115.

Nosike, C. (2012). Implementation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Imo state: An overview, In the Delimma of Education in Nigeria (Eds). Onitsha West and Solomon Publishing Coy Ltd.

Journal Management System


Browse Articles By: