This inquiry deals with the subject of quality of education at the basic level. It specifically seeks to examine the efforts Kwara State Universal Basic Education Board (KWSUBEB) is making to improve the quality of basic education in Asa Local Government Area (ALGA), Kwara State, Nigeria.
The methodological paradigm applied to investigate the study is qualitative. Case study is utilised as the choice of research design. Interviews and documents are the instruments of data collection. The groups of interest in this examination were in three categories: staff members of KWSUBEB, staff members of Asa Local Government Education Authority (ALGEA) and the teachers teaching at the basic level in ALGA. The study attempts to use purposive and snowball sampling procedures while ‘case study analysis and representation’ and content analysis are the major scientific techniques employed in the course of analysing the relevant data for the study.
The entire study was designed to meet the following five objectives: (1) To critically examine and to analyze the major strategic measures the KWSUBEB authority is employing in improving quality of education (basic level) in ALGA, (2) To thoroughly investigate the success(es) the Board had recorded so far in her efforts to maximize the standard of basic education among the school-going age children, (3) To identify and to describe the challenges KWSUBEB is facing in disseminating her roles in the Local Government Area (LGA) in inquiry, (4) To research the possible solutions the agency is planning in order to meet the threatening challenges militating her efficacy on the course of her duty and (5) To find out whether there might be other solutions which may have not been officially planned for.
Having satisfied its objectives, the project offers the implications of its findings for practices and also gives recommendations for further investigation. The practical implications of the investigation findings seek to apply not just to KWSUBEB but to Nigeria in general.