Improving the Status of Human and Material Resources in Public Primary School in Oyo States towards Achieving the Millennium Development Goals Project

  • C O Kolawole


This study considered some selected public primary schools in Oyo State in order to determine the status of human and material resources available there so that a case can be made for their improvement towards the achievement of one of the cardinal goals of the Millennium Development Goals project in the State. To carry out the survey, a self-constructed questionnaire that was adjudged valid content-wise by experts in the field was used to gather information from the Headmasters of the schools selected over a period of two months. Descriptive statistics of frequency and percentage was used to analyse the data generated. It was discovered that grades I, II and III schools were involved in the study, the quality of primary school teachers in terms of qualification was high, most of the schools had inadequate teachers and classroom space, there were no well-stocked libraries, well-equipped first aid centres, adequate electronically projected instructional materials such as computers, counselling centres as well as recreational facilities among others. Based on this discovery, it was recommended that the government of the State should provide these facilities in public primary schools in order to make it possible for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals project.

African Research Review Vol. 2 (2) 2008 pp. 108-119

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