Universal basic education policy implementation in Nigeria

Stephen D. Bolaji, Glenda Campbell-Evans, Jan Gray

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    This study examined the implementation of the Universal Basic Education (UBE) program and sought to understand the degree of shared understanding among bureaucrats regarding the policy intent and the level of alignment articulated in the policy related to access to basic education in Nigeria. Bureaucrats in two geo-political zones and the Federal Capital Territory were interviewed to assess this shared understanding and its effect on the outcomes for UBE. The attainment of the UBE access goal was limited due to bureaucratic implementation issues. This study recommends an approach that may help operationalize improvement in access to basic education in Nigeria at the system level of implementation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)137-158
    Number of pages22
    JournalKEDI Journal of Educational Policy
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - 2016


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