Participation of Organizations and Local Communities in Access to Universal Basic Education in South-West Nigeria
This study investigates the participation of organizations and local communities in access to Universal Basic Education in South-West, Nigeria. Two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive research of survey type was used. The population comprised all primary school teachers in South-West, Nigeria. The sample comprised 1,920 teachers selected from the States of Lagos, Ogun and Oyo. Fee-free Policy Impact of Universal Basic Education Descriptive Questionnaire (FPIUBEDQ) was adopted for data collection. Simple Linear Regression Analysis was used to analyze the data gathered. The obtained results reveal that the participation of non-governmental organizations and local communities had a significant positive impact on access to Universal to Universal Basic Education and the provision of materials had a significant positive impact on Universal Basic Education. It was therefore recommended that government should form a realistic view of the collaborative/partnership approach adopted to complement the funding of Universal Basic Education.
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