Roles of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the Development of Public Secondary School Education in Katsina Local Government Area of Katsina State

Abdullatif Aminu Abdulfatah & Dr Zulaihat L. Bagiwa


The assumption a large number of people have in Katsina Metropolis with regard to the activities of NGOs in respect of Educational Development and other humanitarian services being rendered might not be unconnected to political and religious factors. This paper explored the motives behind the low patronage and lack of appreciation which the residents of Katsina Metropolis have been showing to the local NGOs operating in the Metropolis. In the course of investigating the fact, the researchers had to rely on literature review and had to use interview as an instrument for sourcing data. It was found out that the contributions and achievements made so far by the identified NGOs in the development of Public Secondary School Education could not be over emphasized for they had played a role in lobbying the State Government to pay Senior School Certificate Examination (SSCE) fees for the final year Katsina indigenes; Teachers’ Development and Provision of teaching materials to the needy students. However, challenges which those identified NGOs were facing included economic, political, cultural and religious among others. To remedy these, suggestions were given including diversification of revenues, and maintenance of peoples’ norms and values, among others.

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