The idea of universal Education was first mooted in 1955 when the universal primary education scheme was inaugurated by the government of Western Nigeria. The Eastern Nigeria government launched its own universal primary education in 1957. In Northern Nigeria, education was provided free by government in a bid to make children attend school (Adeyemi, 2007). Thus, at its onset, the universal primary education scheme had been undertaken by regional government. There was no Federal Government intervention until 1976 when the universal primary education (UPE) was launched to cover the whole country.
"Teacher Factors In The Implementation Of Universal Basic Education Programme In Junior Secondary Schools In The South Senatorial District Of Delta State, Nigeria,"
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