Awareness and compliance of the universal basic education acts on school enrolment of pupils in Barkin Ladi local government area, Plateau State, Nigeria
The study assessed the awareness and compliance of the Universal Basic Education Act on school enrolment in the primary section of Barki Ladi local government area of Plateau state. The study was instigated by prevalence of problems in the educational sector, especially in the areas of pupils’ enrolment and poor awareness policy, inter-alia. The specific purpose was to assess the awareness of UBE Acts among stakeholders in the local government and also assess the compliance of UBE Acts on pupils enrolment in Barki Ladi Local Government. The research was guided by four research questions. The study adopted descriptive research and survey research methods. The population of 188 respondents in Universal basic schools in Barki ladi local government area was used for the research. Data were collected with the administration of questionnaire and records of pupils’ enrolments. Using the descriptive statistical tools, the study revealed that the level of awareness of UBE Acts among stakeholders has improved, and that there was improvement in the enrolment of pupils in the local government under the UBE Acts. The research recommended that there should be UBE awareness and enrolment campaign related to that of the national immunization programme, general election dates and national census in the country.
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