IMPROVING THE STANDARD AND QUALITY OF PRIMARY EDUCATION IN NIGERIA: A CASE STUDY OF OYO AND OSUN STATES.
This study discusses government effort at ensuring quality education at the primary school in the south western Nigeria. Triangulation approach was employed. Six hundred teachers were selected through stratified sampling techniques. Data was collected using a questionnaire on 4 point Likert rating scale. The results showed that 54% of the schools in the 2 states are yet to implement the 1:30 teacher pupil’s ratio as stipulated in the National Policy on Education. School Attendance Registers (F= 0.059, df (1,526) p,> 0.809) and Record of Works are badly kept in the schools in the schools (F 0.11,df= (1,52)1p> 0.7). The classroom test and examination questions given to the students are defective and not reliable (F= 0.22,df = (1,513) P> 0.83). Also the language of construction was bad (F= 0.439, df,= (1,519) p >0.539). It was also revealed that there were more female teachers (66%) than made (31%). Most schools were also found to lack Elementary Science Laboratory as stipulated in the National Policy on Education (F= 0.469,(df= 1.513)p> 0.883).