Universal Basic Education in Nigeria: Challenges and the Way Forward


Education defined as permanent change in behavior as a result of learning, consists of all efforts (conscious or incidental) made by a society to accomplish set objectives, which are considered to be desirable in terms of the individual as well as the societal needs. In all human societies, particularly the modern ones, education therefore remains one of the most powerful instruments for both the development of man and transformation of the human society. However, the efficacy of education as an instrument of transformation depends entirely on how the government manages the project meant for the upliftment of the education system. In this study, the challenges facing the Universal Basic Education project are examined while it also proffers solutions to meet the challenges.