A Comparative Study Of Literacy And Numeracy Between Public And Private Primary Schools In Akwanga Municipal.

Isaiah Amedu Odagboyi, Emmanuel Usman Onche, Abimiku Jibrin Musa


It is expected that private schools should look up to government schools for standard that should culminate in better performance. However, parent’s preference is positively disposed towards private primary schools. In this study, two private schools and two public schools were randomly selected from Akwanga Township. Pupils in primary six were used for the study. The instrument for data collection was the Primary Literacy And Numeracy Test (PLNT). The instrument was made of 30 questions taken from the national common entrance examinations. 15 questions were in English, while 15 were in mathematics. One way analysis of variance (ANOVA) was used to detect any significant difference between the mean scores of private primary and public primary schools. Results show that the performance of pupils on the PLNT differed significantly in favour of those from the Private Primary Schools.

Keywords: Primary, private, public, performance

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