A Comparison of the Quality and Efficacy of Private and Public Secondary Schools in Idah Education Zone of Kogi State, Nigeria


This study was carried out to compare the quality and efficacy of private and public secondary schools in Idah Education Zone of Kogi State, Nigeria. The study compared the achievement of students in private and public secondary schools in Oral English using games technique as a teaching strategy One research question and one null-hypothesis guided the study. The quasi-experimental research design involving non-equivalent control group was used for the study. The sample consisted 304 JS III students drawn from eight intact classes in Idah Education Zone of Kogi State, Nigeria. Pre-test and post-test were administered to all the groups (treatment and control). A 60-item Oral English Achievement Test (OEAT) was used for data collection. The data collected were analyzed using mean, standard deviation and Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) at 0.05 level of significance. The finding of the study was that students in private schools achieved higher than their counterparts in public schools. The paper recommends that government should

Keywords: Games Technique, Oral English, Private and public Education, Quality and efficacy, Students’ Achievement

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