The UBE Commission (UBEC) is Federal Governments Agency saddled with the responsibility for coordinating all
aspects of UBE programme implementation.
The Universal Basic Education (UBE) Programme was introduced in 1999 by the Federal Government of Nigeria as a reform programme
aimed at providing greater access to, and ensuring quality of basic education throughout Nigeria. The UBE Programme objectives
Ensuring an uninterrupted access to 9-year formal education by providing FREE, and COMPULSORY basic education
for every child of school-going age under.
Six years of Primary Education Three years of Junior Secondary Education Providing Early Childhood Care Development and Education (ECCDE)
- Reducing school drop-out and improving relevance, quality and efficiency; and
- Acquisition of literacy, numeracy, life skills and values for lifelong education and useful living.