PRINCIPALS’ SCHOOL PLANT MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR IMPROVED STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN OYI LOCAL GOVERNMENT AREA, NIGERIA

V. N. Eboatu, Obianuju Nnenna Agogbua

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This study investigated principals’ school plant management practices for improved students’ academic performance in Oyi local government area of Anambra State, Nigeria. The descriptive survey research design was adopted for the study. Three research questions and two hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. The target population for this study was all the secondary school teachers in Oyi Local Government Area, numbering 239. All were studied due to the manageable size of the population. The instrument for data collection was a questionnaire which was validated by experts in Educational Management and in Measurement and Evaluation. The data collected were analysed using mean scores to answer the research questions, with 2.50 as decision point, while t-test was used to test the hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings among other things were that principals of secondary schools in Oyi Local Government Area use rules and regulations to operate school plants, they assign teachers to cater to the cleanliness of the schools and use students to carry out routine plant operational activities in schools. It was recommended, among others, that principals should organize workshops for students, staff and other stakeholders to sensitize them on the need to imbibe appropriate school plant maintenance and operation culture.

 

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