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This study investigated corruption in the education system and management of primary schools in Nigeria. The objectives of this study are to examine the relationship between provision of adequate fund, facilities and infrastructures, appointment of educational expert and management of primary schools in northCentral, Nigeria. To achieve this, three hypotheses were formulated and tested. Quantitative research design was used for the study. A self-designed questionnaire titled “Corruption and Management of Primary Education Questionnaire” (CMPEQ) was used to collect information for the study. This study focused on public primary schools in North-Central zone, Nigeria. The population of this study comprised of all 12,775 head teachers and 93,301 teachers in public primary schools in North-Central, Nigeria. Samples from 375 head teachers and 384 teachers were proportionally selected in the seven states through the use of Krejcie and Morgan’s (1970) table of determining sample size of a given population. Thus, stratified random sampling technique was used to then select primary school head teachers and teachers from the sample schools. This was to ensure that all categories for head teachers and teachers were given equal chances of being selected for the study. The data collected were analysed using t-test statistical analysis. All hypotheses were tested at the 0.05 level of significance. The result revealed that there was no significant difference between the provision of adequate fund, provision of facilities and infrastructures, appointment of educational expert and management of primary education in Nigeria. It was recommended that government should provide adequate fund to finance education, try and renew all decayed facilities and construct adequate educational infrastructures such as well-ventilated classrooms, furniture, text books among others as well as ensuring that the entire management of education are in the hand of experts and professionals in the field in order to achieve effective management of primary education towards the realization of educational goals and objectives in Nigeria.