Teachers' perception of welfare packages and adequacy of infrastructural facilities for the implementation of UBE programme in Ankpa education zone of Kogi state-Nigeria
Shaba Iyogbele, Shaibu Leonard
The study investigated teachers' perception of welfare packages and adequacy of infrastructural facilities for the implementation of UBE programme in Ankpa education zone of kogi state. Two research questions and two hypotheses guided the study. A descriptive survey design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised of 112 UBE schools in Ankpa Education Zone with the population 2,234 teaching staff. A sample of 400 teachers from 25 UBE schools was used for the study. Teachers’ Perception on the Implementation of Universal Basic Education Questionnaire (TPIUBEQ)” was used for data collection. The reliability of the instrument yielded 0.77. Mean and Standard Deviations were used to answer the two research questions, while chi-square (x2) was used to test the two hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The result of the study revealed among others that welfare packages (216.10>3.84) and adequate infrastructural facilities (325.20>3.83) have significant relationship with the implementation of UBE in Ankpa Education Zone of Kogi State. Based on the results of this study, the researcher recommended that government should ensure that their teachers’ welfares and infrastructural facilities are given top priority as to make them cheerful and diligent in the implementation of UBE programme.