AN ASSESSMENT OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOAL TWO (UNIVERSAL PRIMARY EDUCATION) IN ENUGU STATE, NIGERIA (2000-2012)
The study was an assessment of the Implementation of Millennium Development Goal Two (Universal Basic Education) in Enugu State of Nigeria. The poor infrastructural facilities in the school system and high rate of school drop out in the state necessitated the study of the implementation of the UBE in Enugu State. The research was guided by three hypotheses which were drawn from the problem statements and objectives of the study. Related literatures were reviewed in the study. The data are sourced from both the primary and secondary sources available. The interview was the only source for primary data collection, the interview guide was drawn from the research objectives. The secondary data came from the literature of scholars and different agencies, such as UNO publications, gazettes and project files, etc. Content analysis method was adopted as the method of data analysis for the study. The findings indicated that the poor infrastructural facilities in the state primary and secondary schools were as a result of inadequate funding of the UBE in Enugu State. Also, government has not done enough to monitor the teachers under UBE programme effectively, etc. The study further discovered major obstacles militating against effective implementation of Universal Basic Education in Enugu state. Such as inadequate infrastructure, poor motivation, etc. Finally, some recommendations were made to ratify the problems identified.