Abstract: The study investigated the participation of private individuals in the provision of secondary education in Oyo State between 1994-2000. The rapid growth in the private secondary schools in the State necessitated this investigation. Historical research method was adopted. Primary sources were seriously relied upon. Again, structured interviews were held with the key personalities involved in the private secondary education in the State. Such people included Ministry of Education officials, principals, teachers and students of private secondary schools among others. Findings of the study showed that the number of private secondary schools and students continue to be on the increase. The study also revealed that qualified teachers were employed by the private secondary schools. This perhaps contributed to the better performance of the students in their final examinations. Problems facing private secondary schools were not only identified but solutions to such problems were also suggested.
B.O. Lawal and A.I. Ayoade , 2007. Private Participation in the Provision of Secondary Education in Oyo State, Nigeria (1994-2000) . The Social Sciences, 2: 278-282.