The purpose of this paper was to examine politics of educational policies implementation with special focus on the Universal Basic Education (UBE) programme in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria. Also, the paper aimed at highlighting the influence of politics on administration and full implementation of free and compulsory education in Akwa Ibom State. Historical analysis of educational policies in Nigeria with a particular reference to free and compulsory education was considered. Issues that cause political influence on education and politics in UBE programme implementation in Akwa Ibom were analyzed. This research by implications is justified by the recommended strategies for effective Universal Basic Education programme implementation in Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria.
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