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Impact of the Implementation of the 9- Years Universal Basic Education Programme in Public Primary and Junior Secondary Schools in Imo State

PN Uzomah, C Okereke


The study focuses on the impact of the implementation of the Universal Basic Education 9-3-4 system of education. Its general objective is to identify and access the impact of the implementation of the Universal Basic Education 9-
3-4 programme while the scope covers the public primary and junior secondary schools in Imo State. It adopted the descriptive survey design with
a sample size of 300 respondents that were drawn from teachers in public primary and junior secondary schools. Data collected was analyzed using mean score. Findings suggest that the impact of merging primary school and
Junior Secondary School (JSS) is significant and positive while disarticulating JSS and Senior Secondary School (SSS) is not significant and therefore negative. It is therefore recommended that JSS Programmes of activities such as improving the relationship between the administrators and properly equipping the JSS school for a smooth transmission from JSS to SSS.
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