The impact of proliferation of private secondary schools on the quality of education in Ogun State
This study investigated the impact of proliferation of private secondary schools on the quality of education in Ogun State. To give direction to the study, two null hypotheses were postulated. The sample for the study comprised of 200 civil and public servants in the employment of Ogun State Government who were randomly selected. The instrument used for data collection was self- developed questionnaire. Data collected were analysed statistically with chi-square method at 95% confidence level. The results of data analyses showed that access to secondary education has not improved with proliferation of private secondary schools (X2 = 18.93; df = 12; P = 0.09 > 0.05) and that the proliferation of private secondary schools contributed to better performance of students in public certificate examinations (X2 = 24.56; df = 12; P = 0.00 < 0.05). Based on the findings of the study it was recommended among others that the private owners of secondary schools should see the establishment of their schools first of all as service to humanity by charging moderate fees for all and sundry to have access to quality education.
Keywords: proliferation, private secondary schools, quality of education