Millennium Development Goal (MDG) 2 focuses on attainment of universal primary
education (UPE). Taking cognizance of the fact that attainment of the goal depends heavily on the
attitudes and work of teachers involved in the delivery of primary education, this study delved into
these teachers’ attitudes towards the goal as shaped by their involvement in professional
development programmes, taking the case of Abeokuta South Local Government. The findings
were that teacher development programmes improve teachers’ capacity and disposition towards
attainment of MDG2. Pertinent recommendations for theory, policy and practice grounded on this
finding are propounded.