Global Advanced Research Journal of Educational Research and Reviews

May 2012 Vol. 1(4), pp 047-056

Copyright © 2012 Global Advanced Research Journals


Full Length Research Paper

Government and private efforts in the provision of secondary education in Ogun State, Nigeria: An appraisal

Aderogba KA

Department of Geography and Environmental Studies, Tai Solarin University of Education, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State Nigeria.


Accepted 31 May 2012


Pre-independence, it was predominantly missionaries that were providing formal educational services. Immediately after and before 1975 it was mostly by governments. Contributions of missionaries and private individuals were very minimal. Services rendered by the governments were unable to meet the needs. Governments rolled out guidelines for private individuals and groups to establish schools. The objective of this paper is to compare private and government efforts in the provision of secondary education. Twenty five private schools and thirty public schools were randomly selected for interview across the geographic zones. Documents on school registrations and students enrolments in both public and private schools were perused and compared. Principals and proprietors of schools and colleges were interviewed. Principal Officers in the Ministries of Education were interviewed. Private schools exist all over. There is no Educational Zone that does not have Private Schools. There were more private schools than governments’ in some zones. They are complimenting and supplementing the services of the governments’. But, their services and operations have to be checked and controlled by the governments. Governments should encourage and support establishment of schools and colleges. Private individuals and groups should combine efforts to render stronger and more reliable services as it is in the banking industry. Government should not attempt to take over schools again. Private individuals and groups should also venture into establishment of Technical Colleges and Trade Centres where the focus is solely on technical education.    

Keywords: Secondary education, government and private efforts, Ogun State.


Related Articles

Original Research Article
Taiwo A.A, Idowu Oluwadare, Lanre-Iyanda Y.A, Jolaoso A.A, Jiboku O.O , Ijaola T.O and Taiwo A.G
Physico-chemical and Bacterialogical Analyses of Sachet water samples in Abeokuta Metropolis
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. March 2012 Vol: 1(1): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (80 KB)
Olasore, Remilekun Elizabeth and Adekunmisi, Sowemimo Ronke
Use of Library Electronic Information Resources by Academic Staff in Olabisi Onabanjo University
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. April 2015 Vol: 4(4): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (178 KB)
Original Research Articles
Balogun, O. L; Yusuf, S.A and Oloniniyi, M.T
Effects of Social Network on Production Output of Maize Farmers in Kwara State, Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. February 2017 Vol: 6(2): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (163 KB)
Henry Onderi and Andrew Makori
Training needs of BoG and PTA on school leadership and management in Kenya’s secondary education: A study of a district in the Kisii County of Kenya
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. March 2013 Vol: 2(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (234 KB)
Iqbal Ahmad and Nasrullah Khan
Relationship between parental socio-economic conditions and student’s academic achievements: A case of district dir, Timergara, Pakistan
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. August 2012 Vol: 1(7): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (153 KB)
Okwa OO, Soremekun BM, Adeseko O and Raheem AM
Artisans and traders’ knowledge, attitude and practices of malaria in selected areas of Lagos, Nigeria
Glo. Adv. Res. J. Educ. Res. Rev. April 2012 Vol: 1(3): - [Abstract] [Full Text - PDF] (228 KB)

Current Issue

Viewing Options

View Full Article - PDF
Download Full Article - PDF

Search for Articles

Aderogba KA on Google Scholar
Aderogba KA on Pubmed


Viewed 979
Printed 374
Downloaded 3811
Powered By iPortal Works