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    1. What is Universal Basic Education? Ube is educational reform programme of the Nigeria government that provides free, compulsory, and continuously 9-year education in two levels: 6 year of primary and 3 year of junior secondary education for all school -aged children.

    2. What Constitute the UBE Programme? There are 3 components of the UBE programme, and these are: Early Children Care and Development Education (ECCDE) year Primary Education 3 year JSS Education

    3. When Was UBE launched? UBE Was Launched on 29 th September, 1999 by President Olusegun Obasanjo in Sokoto, Sokoto State .

    4. What is the legal framework for the implement of the UBE programme? The or the UBE programme is the UBE act 2004 signed into law in may 2004 by President Obasanjo.

    5. when did UBE take -off effectively? UBE programme took -off effectively with the signing of the UBE act in April 2004. However, the implementation stated in earnest in July 2005with the appropriation of the UBE fund to the commission and subsequent disbursement to States.

    6. Is it a new education policy: No. it is not a new education policy. Ube is provided within the context of the 6-3-3-4 National policy on education. Indeed its introduction is a reinforcement of the 6-3-3-4 policy on education.

    7. Why didn't the UBE programme take -off immediately after the launch in 1999? UBE could not take -off immediately after launch as it did not have legal backing. Nonetheless many UBE related activities were carried -out in the areas of social mobilization, infrastructural development, provision of instructional materials, etc.

    8. Who are the beneficiaries of the UBE Programme? The beneficiaries of the UBE program are follows: Children aged 3-5 year for ECCDE Children aged 6-11 + years for Primary School Education Children aged 12-14 + years for Junior Secondary School Education

    9. Why the 9-Year Continuous Basic Education? At the moment, completion of primary school doesn't equip a child with the necessary life skills to become self reliant.Thus for any Nigeria child to be considered functionally literate and numerate, he or she must successfully complete 9 year of schooling.

    10. Is ECCDE also compulsory? No, it is not compulsory. What is compulsory is 6 years of primary and 3yearf of JSS Education. However, parents are strongly encourage to registry their children in ECCDE Centers while government is expected to provide ECCDE Centers of good quality.

    11. Who implements the UBE programme? The implement of UBE programme resides with State Government in conformity with provision of the 1999 Constitution, and the relevant section of UBE Act 2004.

    12. What is the role of the Federal Government in implementing UBE? The role of FGN in the implementation of UBE is to ensure quality control and maintenance of uniform standard as well as general co-ordinated of programme implementation.

    13. How is the UBE Programme funded? UBE programme is funded by the State and Local Government with the Support from the Federal Government through its intervention fund.

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