This study carried out a research on malapropism in the use of English language among secondary school students and its effect on the learning of English language with reference to selected secondary schools in Oyo West Local Government. Areas of Oyo, Oyo state. Ninety students and ten teachers are to be randomly selected in the five schools as sample. A self developed questionnaire is going to be used for data collection and simple statistic tools are to be used to analyze the data. Moreover, it was discovered that low understanding of English words, phrase, clause etc. and low vocabulary development, mother tongue interference, teaching methods, poor comprehension and reading of literary books and related pronunciations of words, are the causes of malapropism and other form of errors in students’ usage of English in our schools.
Therefore, for effective language education and to avoid failure in English language to any pre-versity/pre-tertiary education examinations, facts found in this work are suitable for application. And to standardize English usage among learners and reporters in making Nigeria English, a Standard English or a variety, “all hands must be on deck” to applying facts of this study and others meant for research.
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