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Keywords: Public, Private, Nigeria
Comparative Assessment, Facilities Provision, Secondary Schools, North-Central
Issue Date: 27-Feb-2020
Abstract: This study compared the facilities provided in public and private secondary schools in the North Central, Nigeria. Seven research questions guided the study and seven hypotheses were tested. Related literature was reviewed under theoretical framework, conceptual framework, empirical studies and summary. Descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised 77,489 teachers (38,670 teachers from the public secondary schools and 38,819 teachers from the private secondary schools) in 4,547 secondary schools made up of 2059 public secondary schools and 2,488 private secondary schools in the North Central, Nigeria. A sample of 1,549 teachers in 137 public and private secondary schools was drawn for the study using Multi-stage sampling procedure. A 35-item structured four-point scale questionnaire titled “Comparative Assessment of Facilities Provision Questionnaire (CAFPQ)” and a check list was used for data collection. The instrument was validated by three experts, two in Educational Management and one in Test and Measurement who ascertained the validity of the instrument after corrections. The reliability of the instrument was ascertained through a pilot study which yielded a Cronbach Alpha correlation co-efficient of 0.80 which was considered high enough and reliable to use for the study. Mean and standard deviation were used to answer the research questions, while frequency, percentages and charts were used to test the responses from the check list. t-test was used to test the null hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings indicated that there is significant difference in the mean ratings in the provision of classrooms, laboratories, libraries, playgrounds electricity supply, portable water supply and staff quarters between the public and private secondary schools in the North Central, Nigeria. This means that these facilities are more available in the public secondary schools than the private ones. Based on the findings, it was recommended among others, that the proprietors/proprietress of both public and private secondary schools should endeavour to provide adequate school facilities to meet up students’ enrolment and balance the disparity in the provision of school facilities in different type of secondary schools. Government and philanthropist organizations should assist private schools in the provision of laboratory facilities since they are very expensive for an individual school proprietor/proprietress to afford. This will help to balance the disparity in facilities provision in public and private secondary schools which affects an individual’s choice of school.
Description: Comparing of Facilities in Public and Private Secondary Schools
URI: http://bsuir.bsum.edu.ng:8080/jspui/handle/11409/563
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