EVALUATION OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF GENDER ISSUE IN THE UBE PROGRAMME IN ALKALERI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, BAUCHI STATE
Keywords:Evaluation, Universal Basic Education, Gender, Implementation.
The paper evaluated the implementation of gender issue in the UBE programme in Akaleri local government area of Bauchi State. The study adopted evaluation and survey research designs. The cross sectional survey was used to select a sample for the study.The Context, Input, Process and Product (CIPP) evaluation model was employed in evaluating the implementation of the girl child schools in Alkalrei local government area. The population of the study comprised of the 34 girl- child schools in the three districts of Alkaleri local government. Pali and Duguri Districts 13 girl-child schools each while Gwana District had eight schools giving a total of 102 teachers and 1031 pupils. The simple random and stratified sampling technique was used in selecting eight schools and 24 teachers while all the head teachers were used for the study. The instrument used for data collection was a rating scale on school enrolment, availability and adequacy of infrastructural facilities, instructional materials and teachers in the girl-child schools. The instrument had two sections, A and B. Section A contained the biodata of the respondents while section B contained 42 items on availability adequacy of instructional facilities/materials, teachers and enrolment in the girl-child schools. Five research questions guided the study and were answered using frequency tables. The findings of the study revealed that there was a continuous increase in enrolment for the years 2014/2015 to 2019/2020 academic sessions in the girl-child schools. It was found that infrastructural facilities, instructional materials and teachers were either inadequate or lacking, while ICT facilities/materials and laboratories were not available in the girl-child schools. The study recommended among others that the Bauchi SUBEB should provide more infrastructural facilities and instructional materials, create more awareness to its citizens on the benefits of education to the girl child to have them enroll in and complete their education. More women teachers should teach in the girl-child schools to serve as motivation the girls and their on the benefits and relevance of education to the girl child.