Abstract: The descriptive study which investigated the perception of teachers of private and public primary schools on the contribution of private primary schools to educational development was carried out in Ijebu-North Local Government Area, Ogun State, Nigeria. About 24 approved private primary schools, having 24 head teachers and 385 teachers and 101 public primary schools with 101 head teachers and 1,100 teachers made up the population. The sample, using stratified random sampling technique, comprised 24 (100%) approved private primary schools and their 24 (100%) head teachers and 310 (80.5%) teachers; as well as (44.6%) public primary schools and their 45 (44.6%) head teachers and 550 (50%) teachers. A research question was drawn and two null hypotheses were formulated. A questionnaire entitled: Private Primary Schools Contribution to Educational Development Questionnaire (PPSCEDQ) was used in collecting information. The analysis of data revealed among others that private primary schools were contributing significantly to educational development in the local government area. The performance could, however be further enhanced if they are adequately monitored and supervised by the government.
Y.A. Oguntimehin and Joshua O. Oni, 2010. Teachers Perception of Private Primary Schools Contribution to Educational Development in Ijebu-North L.G.A., Nigeria. The Social Sciences, 5: 280-285.