A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), Trust Africa, through its Human Development Initiatives recently carried out a research on the prevalence, forms and patterns of what it described as ‘quiet corruption’ in government-owned educational institutions in Lagos State and identified how the vice can be eliminated from public schools in the state.
The research, which was carried out in December 2018, split Lagos into three senatorial districts and carried out a household questionnaire survey on a random sample of 4,650 respondents that targeted pupils in primary schools (660), pupils in secondary schools (960) and parents or household heads (1,620). Students of tertiary education institutions (960), lecturers and teachers across the three levels (450) were also randomly selected.
The findings were made known to our correspondent recently by the Executive Director of HDI, Mrs Olufunso Owasanoye, who stated that the results justified the need to create awareness among relevant stakeholders on the prevalence of corrupt practices in public schools as a means of enhancing quality education and fostering change for national development. Read more