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Policy Implications of a Proposed Framework to Improve the Accessibility and Effectiveness of Internships in Accounting

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eJournal of Education Policy


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This study investigated strategies of financing universal basic education for sustainable national development by school managers in North-Central Zone, Nigeria. Specifically, the purpose was to determine the relationship between commercial based income and sustainable national development as well as to examine the relationship between agricultural based income and sustainable national development in North-Central Zone, Nigeria. Two research questions were raised to guide the conduct of this study.

Survey research design was adopted in carried out this study. The sample of this study was 375 headmasters and 331 principals of the selected schools in North-Central Zone, Nigeria. The sample was selected using proportional sampling technique. The researcher utilized a self-designed questionnaires titled: Strategies of Financing Universal Basic Education and Sustainable National Development Questionnaire “(SFUSNDQ)” for this study. The instruments were validated and the reliability index of 0.78 was obtained through Cronbach’s Alpha statistics. The research questions were answered using mean, standard deviation and weighted mean scores while the hypotheses were tested with t-test statistics at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of this study showed that there is no significant difference between the mean scores of headmasters and principals on commercial based income as well, as agricultural based income as strategies for sustainable national development in North-Central Zone, Nigeria. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended that school managers (headmasters and principals) should continue to put efforts to maintain commercial-based income. Furthermore, school managers should continue to lay more emphasis on agricultural-based income by encouraging students to participate fully in farming, fisheries among others for sustainable national development in Nigeria.

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