Volume 12, Issue 2, 2024

Impact of Leave-No-Child-Behind Policy on Public Pre-School and Primary School Enrolment in Lagos State

OLAOFE Abayomi Israel, SHOGBESAN Yusuf Olayinka, OGO-OLUWA Ameenat Arinola, ABDULAZEEZ Bolanle Tawakalt- Anu & OLAGUNDOYE Olumide Dorcas


This study examined the Impact of Leave-No-Child Behind Policy on Public Preschool and Primary School (PPPS) Enrolment in Lagos State. It examines the Pupils' Enrolment in Pre-school and Primary School before and after the Leave-No-Child-Behind Policy in the 20 Local Governments in Lagos State, and also gender Enrolment in PPPS before and after the Leave-No-Child-Behind Policy in Lagos State. The study adopted an ex post factor design and made use of secondary data collected using the Pro forma as the research instrument eliciting enrolment data of the 20 Local Governments in Lagos State. The data were analysed using the Descriptive Statistics (Frequency, Bar Chart and Percentage) and Inferential Statistics (Paired Sample t-test). The result showed the frequency and the percentage of gender enrolment in Pre Leave -No-Child-Behind Enrolment (PLNCBE) of 2018/2019 with male at 199,456(49.52%) and female: 203,314 (50.48%), and the Leave -No-Child-Behind Enrolment (LNCBE) in 2022/2023 with male 223,778 (50.76%) and female 217,110 (49.24%). The frequency also showed that Pre Leave -No-Child-Behind Enrolment PLNCBE of 2018/2019 had enrolment at 402,770, and the Leave -No-Child-Behind Enrolment (LNCBE) of 2022/2023 had enrolment at 440,888. The study established that there is an increase in PPPS Enrolment as a result of Leave-No-Child-Behind Policy in Lagos State aimed at reducing the effect of poverty on Enrolment.


Leave-No-Child-Behind, Enrolment, Enrolment Rate, Pre-school, Primary School, Poverty.

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