A SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE OF THE UNIVERSAL BASIC EDUCATION (UBE) IN BAYELSA STATE, NIGERIA
Keywords:Education, Socioloical Perspective, Universal Basic Education
Education is a fundamental human right that should be accorded to all human being. Due to the importance of education in all parts of human development, government at both federal, state and local government level had made a concerted effort in view of the government commitment to eradicate illiteracy, ignorance and poverty as well as stimulate and accelerate national development. This paper examines sociological perspective of universal basic education (UBE) in Bayelsa State. The main objectives of this paper was to examine and identify the problem of UBE. The study revealed that most UBE schools lack trained teachers, infrastructural facilities, instructional materials and funds. While, Inadequate teaching and learning facilities, poor motivation for teachers and instability in government policies, lack of political will, lack of planning were factors observed as the major constraints and challenges of UBE. Based on the above; it was recommended among others that government should ensure proper utilization of the allocated budget.