A Review of Federal Government's Initiatives in Information Sourcing for the UBE

  • Rosaline Opeke


Information sources usually consulted by the Federal Ministries of Education (FME), Nigeria for the management of education were reviewed. Through a desk study of documents emanating from the activities of the FME and her many parastatals, it was possible to determine the major sources of information available to the ministry. Sources identified included policy statements and legislations; statistical and census sources; research, surveys and studies, conferences and meetings; as well as international declarations. An assessment of the adequacy and reliability of the sources revealed that the ministry was exposed to a wide variety of information sources; even though the capability of these sources and therefore the reliability of information emanating from them could not be immediately determined. Recommendations were made for capacity building for information handling at all levels and for the collection of not only quantitative data, but qualitative data as well.

(Nigerian Journal of Clinical and Counselling Psychology: 2001 7 (1&2): 65-80)

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