A.O. Olaniyan, K.E. Obafemi, J.O. Abdulquadri




The study focused on preschool owners’ and teachers’ perception of ensuring health and safety of children in schools in Ilorin West Local Government of Area of Kwara State. Descriptive survey research design was used for this study. The population of the study comprised all primary schools in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State. Simple random sampling technique was used to select ten percent of the total number of private and public preschools, which is 27 private preschools and six public preschools respectively, two teachers were selected from each public and private preschool. Eighty-one respondents participated in the study. Two instruments were used for this study with reliability index of 0.73 and 0.74 respectively. From the study, it shows that preschool owners’ perception about ensuring health and safety of pupils in schools in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State is positive (WA = 3.24); preschool teachers’ perception about ensuring health and safety of children in schools in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State is positive (WA = 2.95). There is no significant difference between male and female preschool teachers’ perception about ensuring health and safety of children in schools in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara (t = -2.488: df =p>0.05)), there is significant difference between public and private preschool teachers’ perception about ensuring health and safety of children in schools in Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara (t = -1.226: df = 52: p<0.05). It was therefore recommended that, Government and preschool owners should ensure safety measures are put in place for children in public and private primary schools in Kwara State, Government and preschool owners should pay more attention to the health and safety issues in public schools, in order to reduce risk of injuries in schools.



Keywords: Preschool owners, preschool teachers, perception, preschool, health and safety.


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