Hanna Onyi Yusuf, Uduak Idoghor


The paper discussed the roles of communities as alternative and complementary source of funding basic education in Nigeria. The roles of communities in the provision and management of basic education in Nigeria cannot be over emphasised. The Universal Basic Education Commission, in realization of the indispensable role of community participation in basic education delivery, initiated in its reform programme ,various ways through which community mobilization can be harnessed for sustainable development. Some of these, as highlighted in the paper, include building schools, recruitment of teachers, payment of salaries, provision of furniture, water supply, toilets, etcetera. The paper concludes by reiterating the fact that communities should be seen as partners in progress, always seeking ways of complimenting the efforts of Government.


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