Repositioning Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Anambra State for Sustainable Development through Effective Communication
UBE programme which is hoped to eradicate illiteracy and lead to the
acquisition of manipulative skills and all rounded comprehensive education
that fully equips the recipient to attain full potentials and contribute
meaningfully to the development of the state and the nation has not been fully implemented in Anambra State. This paper, therefore, aimed at repositioning UBE programme in Anambra State for sustainable Development through effective communication. Four research questions and four null hypotheses guided the study. From a population of 270 principals and 5,949 teachers in the government owned secondary schools in Anambra State, 60 principals and 600 teachers were selected using proportionate stratified random sampling. Data were collected using a structured questionnaire of 29 items validated by two experts in educational management and policy and an expert in measurement and evaluation. The instrument was tested for reliability using Cronbach Alpha and it yielded coefficients of 0.81, 0.78, 0.88 and 0.76 respectively for each of the sections. Analysis was done using weighted mean for the research questions and t-test for the null hypotheses tested as 0.05 level of significance. Findings indicated that through effective communication, teachers who are the principal actors in the implementation of UBE programme will be fully involved and thereby enhance the achievement of the UBE objectives. Based on the findings conclusion were drawn and recommendations made.