Effective Service Delivery of Nigeria's Public Primary Education: The Role of Non-State Actors

Journal of African Development, Spring 2013 | Volume 15 #1

25 Pages Posted: 5 Oct 2015

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Tayo George

Covenant University

Wumi Kolawole Olayiwola

Covenant University

Adewole Musiliu Adeolu

Elizade University

Evans Osabuohien

Covenant University

Date Written: December 15, 2013

Abstract

The study examines and analyses the role of Non-State Actors (NSAs) in public provision of primary education in Nigeria using descriptive and econometric techniques. The analysis demonstrates that the major source of funding of public primary education in Nigeria flows from the Federal Government to the State government and finally to the Local Government Education Authority (LGEA). The study shows that NSAs’ activities are mainly the provision of school inputs with little or no role monitoring and management of public primary schools. It was found that the presence of private school inspectors has significant positive effect on pupils’ performance. Parents occupation and household qualities especially type of building were found to have positive impact on the pupils’ performance. Based on these findings, the study recommends the need for adequate involvement of NSAs in the management of public primary schools and improved inspection of schools as ways of improving the quality of primary education in Nigeria.

Keywords: Service Delivery, Primary Education Non-State Actors

JEL Classification: A20, H52, H7, H75, I22

Suggested Citation

George, Tayo and Olayiwola, Wumi Kolawole and Adewole, Musiliu Adeolu and Osabuohien, Evans S. C., Effective Service Delivery of Nigeria's Public Primary Education: The Role of Non-State Actors (December 15, 2013). Journal of African Development, Spring 2013 | Volume 15 #1, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2669343

Tayo George (Contact Author)

Covenant University ( email )

P.M.B. 1023
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Ota, Ogun State 234
Nigeria

Wumi Kolawole Olayiwola

Covenant University ( email )

P.M.B. 1023
Km 10 Idiroko road
Ota, Ogun State 234
Nigeria

Musiliu Adeolu Adewole

Elizade University ( email )

P.M.B. 002
Ilara-Mokin, Ondo State
Nigeria

Evans S. C. Osabuohien

Covenant University ( email )

P.M.B. 1023
Km 10 Idiroko road
Ota, Ogun State 234
Nigeria

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