Counselling Services and Sustenance of Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme in Public Secondary Schools in Calabar Municipality in Cross River State

Melvina Amalu, Cyril Abuo, David Bassey


Over the years, the public secondary schools in Calabar municipality in Cross River State, Nigeria were operating at the mercy of God. Little wonder the students after graduation faces a lot of educational, vocational and personal-social problems. This study investigated whether there is change now that there is the introduction of counseling services vis-à-vis the Universal Basic Education Programme. To carry out this investigation, two hundred respondents (certificated teachers) drawn from selected public secondary schools in the study area constituted the sample of the study. Pearson product moment correlation statistic at 0.05 level of significance with 198 degree of freedom was employed to analyze the data collected with a self- designed questionnaire – counseling services and Universal Basic Education Questionnaire (CSUBEQ). The result of hypothesis tested revealed a significant relationship between educational and vocational services and Universal Basic Education. However, it was found that little relationship exist between – social service and Universal Basic Education. The results were discussed and a conclusion was made. A number of useful recommendations were proffered.

DOI: 10.5901/jesr.2016.v6n1p47

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