Management of Universal Basic Education (UBE): policy implementation in the public primary school. A case study of Olua Primary School Benin City Nigeria.

Ezeunala, Chinwe B. (2022) Management of Universal Basic Education (UBE): policy implementation in the public primary school. A case study of Olua Primary School Benin City Nigeria. Doctoral thesis, University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

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Abstract

This study explored the management of Universal Basic Education Policy implementation in Benin City using Olua Primary School as the case study. It emphasised the importance of basic education as a tool for nationwide growth and development (Udey et al., 2009). It investigated the opinions and perceptions of the education stakeholders who are directly involved in its operation. Chapter one provided the introduction to the study, including the background, aims, objectives, research questions, purpose and structure of the research. Chapter one also included the statement of the problem, thereby analysing and problematizing the Nigerian education system. This gave direction to the thesis. There is also an explanation of policy and then education policy, thereby providing a focus on the study. The literature review in chaper two provided an overview of the subject matter – UBE (Universal Basic Education) policy implementation and its history. This is because information about the past will help to understand the current situation. The study investigated the current situation of UBE, by gathering the views of education stakeholders in Benin, especially the ones directly connected to the school used as the case study (Olua Primary School). The investigation revealed the need for a change in the system. This chapter also introduced the change models and the rationale for using them. The methodology gave an overview of the research process. This included the research design, which revealed the research plan and sampling. Questionnaires and Google forms were used during the field work as data gathering tools and the limitation of these data gathering tools was explained. Interviews were conducted on different days fixed between the participants and researcher. A focus group meeting was held to gather extra information to help to validate the research (Kumar, 2008). Out of 182 questionnaires and 31 Google forms distributed, 79 responses were received. 7 interviews were conducted, and 1 focus group meeting held. The conceptual framework was constructed using management change models. The diagram concerning this also showed the connections and links to UBE. The use of the change models in analysing the UBE situation revealed different dimensions of their value and suggested a solution for UBE, if utilised. The study employed a combination of quantitative and qualitative methods, but with more emphasis on qualitative methods . 4 In chapter four, the findings obtained from respondents' viewpoints were revealed. The results and outcomes from the findings were analysed in chapter five. Discussions followed after showing the data analysis. Analysis of the data collected revealed a clear picture of the current situation of UBE policy implementation in Benin. The discussion section also displayed a linking of the analysis of data from the respondents to what some authors stated in the literature review. Finally, the conclusion of the study involved the linking up of the literature review and primary data, revealing how the research aim, objectives and questions were answered. This was also the point at which the limitations of research and recommendations for further studies were presented. In summary, the research into the implementation of Universal Basis Education policy revealed that UBE policy is important to the extent it cannot be ignored when growth and progress is expected. The outcome revealed that there is potential to improve UBE providing the necessary changes are made. The end of this study conclusively showed a need for further study on the subject of Universal Basic Education policy implementation.

Item Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa)
Divisions: Institutes and Academies > Institute of Education and Humanities
Depositing User: Lesley Cresswell
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2022 12:48
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2022 11:28
URI: https://repository.uwtsd.ac.uk/id/eprint/2058

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