Challenges of Educational Technology and Adequacy of Trained Educator for the Implementation of Universal Basic Education (UBE) Program in Primary Schools: A Case of Ondo State, Nigeria
- Educational technology, Trained educator, Teachers training program and UBE program.
The purpose of this study is to investigate the challenges of technology and trained educators in the implementation of UBE in primary schools in Ile-Oluji Ondo State. A descriptive survey was used to answer the following research questions; to what extent has the Universal Basic Education been able to cater for the children in Ile-Oluji primary schools?, does the Universal Basic Education Programme provide adequate technology facilities to enhance teaching and learning effectiveness in all the primary schools? Are the pupils exposed to modern technological equipment to improve teaching and learning? Do primary schools possess adequate technological equipment? And lastly, are there any challenges hindering the implementation of UBE programme? The investigation was carried out by randomly selecting forty (40) pupils in five (5) schools and ten (10) teachers in each of the five schools making a total of two hundred and fifty respondents. Questionnaires were designed to aid the investigation. The questionnaire was validated by the researcher’s supervisor. Split-half method was used to test the reliability of the instrument. The findings of the research revealed that there are challenges of technology and adequacy of trained educators in the implementation of UBE programme in primary school level. Suggested solutions will help reduce the challenges of technology and adequacy of trained educators and these challenges will be a thing of the past.