The mathematics/science teachers’ factor in achievement of the goal of universal basic education (ube)
The Teacher is the key factor in the success of any Educational endeavor at all levels. The introduction of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) necessitates a finding on the state of readiness of mathematics/science teachers in the field who will implement the programme towards the participatory level of mathematics/science teacher in the UBE programme in form of seminars, workshop and summits. It is found that less than ten percent of the subjects in the study have participated in any of UBE programmes. The study also looked at the pre-service training of mathematics/science teachers and found that one in every three teachers had shallow or no training on mathematics curricula used in schools. In addition, the subjects were asked to rank themes in order of importance in any in-servicetraining. Among themes with high ranking are content and teaching methods. The study concluded by recommending that no matter the efficiency of pre-service-training, in service training should be continuously efficient and relevant in the changing society.
KEYWORDS: Universal Basic Education, Teacher Factor, Achievement, Implementation, Mathematics/Science