SCHOOL SIZE AND FACILITIES UTILIZATION AS CORRELATES OF SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN EKITI STATE, NIGERIA

Adebule Samuel Olufemi, Adeusi Adunola Olayinka

Abstract


The study investigated school size and facilities utilization as correlates of secondary school students’ academic performance in Ekiti State, Nigeria. Two major objectives such as the impact of school size on academic performance and the impact of facilities utilization on academic performance were investigated and the hypotheses generated were tested. Two hundred and two questionnaires were randomly distributed to some selected staff in all the senior secondary schools in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. The data were analyzed with the aid of ANOVA, multiple regression analysis of Ordinary Least Square (OLS) to test the relationship that subsist between some identified proxies. The findings of the study revealed that school size and facilities utilization has impacted positively on the performance of secondary school students in Ekiti State. This is evidenced from the regression coefficient that indicated positively to question raised under the issue. The study established a strong and positive relationship between school size and facilities utilization in relation to students’ academic performance. From the findings of this study, it was recommended that the State Government should build more classrooms in all schools. In doing this, much emphasis should be given to the provision of more classrooms in the State’ annual capital budget. Likewise, the approved teacher quota of one and one-half teacher per class should be allowed to remain but should be properly used in the distribution of teachers to schools.

 

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school size, facilities, utilization, correlates, academic performance

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