MANAGEMENT OF POLICY IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS ON UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION (UBE) IN ENUGU EDUCATION ZONE
The main purpose of this study was to investigate the management of policy implementation process on Universal Basic Education (UBE) in Enugu Education Zone, the evidence from practices. Two research questions corresponding to the purpose of the study was raised for the study. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Population of the study was 5104 comprising all the teachers in the 31 public secondary schools in Enugu education zone. The sample size for the study was 180. The researcher sampled 15 teachers from each of the 12 selected schools. The instrument used for data collection was a 6-items questionnaire titled Policy Implementation Universal Basic Education Questionnaire (PIUBEQ). The questionnaire was structured based on the research questions which were set out to guide the study. The instrument used was validated by experts. The researchers distributed 180 copies of the questionnaire to the respondents and all were collected back on the spot after they had been filled to ensure optimum return of the instrument. The feedback from the questionnaires that were distributed formed the basis for analysis using mean, while Cronbach Alpha was used to determine the reliability of the instruments, which was 0.68. The findings of the study reveals that school authorities has in-depth knowledge of implementation policy of Ube, School authorities could interpret and execute the policy as stated in the policy blueprint and that School authorities also have sufficient knowledge of their specific roles in the UBE implementation. In policy implementation, the leadership commitment, and interpersonal relationships among the implementing officials largely determined the overall outcome of any government policy. That study recommends that there should be adequate monitoring and supervision of the UBE policy for proper implementation in secondary schools.