EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL

EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN SECONDARY SCHOOL
ABSTRACT
This study was conducted to
investigate the relationship between educational facilities and student
Academic performance in Ikole local Government Area of Ekiti State.  The variables examined were staffing quota
and student performances, survey of physical facilities and students
performances, school environment and students performance.  Descriptive survey research design was
used.   Population constituted the entire
students of all the secondary schools in Ikole Local Government Area of Ekiti
State. Five (5) secondary schools were randomly selected with ten (10) students
in each of the schools through purposive random sampling technique as sample of
the study.  The findings revealed that
there is significant relationship between the staffing quota and students
performances.  The study also revealed
that there is significant relationship between the survey of physical
facilities and students’ performance in secondary schools Ikole local
Government Area of Ekiti State.



TABLE OF CONTENTS
Title page                                                                            
Certification                                                                                  
Dedication                                                                              
Acknowledgment                                                                    
Abstract                                                                                 
Table of Contents                                                                   
CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION                                                                           
1.1           
Background
of the study                                                        
1.2           
Statement
of the study                                                  
1.3           
Objectives
of the study                                                 
1.4           
Research
Questions                                                      
1.5           
Significance
of the study                                                       
1.6           
Delimitation
of the study                                                        
1.7           
Definition of Terms                                                      
CHAPTER TWO
LITERATURE REVIEW                                                       
2.1           
Introduction
                                                                 
2.2           
 Educational Facilities and performances                     
2.3           
Physical
facilities and performances                             
2.4           
Library
facilities and performances                           
2.5           
Personal
facilities and performances                            
CHAPTER THREE
METHODOLOGY                                                               
3.1           
Research
Design                                                           
3.2           
Population
of the study                                                          
3.3           
Sample
and Sampling Techniques                                
3.4           
Research
Instrument                                                    
3.5           
Administration
of research instrument                          
3.6           
Data
Analysis                                                            
CHAPTER FOUR
RESULT AND DISCUSSIONS                                             
CHAPTER FIVE
SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND
RECOMMENDATION 
5.1           
Summary
                                                                     
5.2           
Conclusion
                                                                   
5.3           
Recommendation
                                                         
REFERENCES                                                            
QUESTIONNAIRE                                                     



CHAPTER ONE
INTRODUCTION
1.1     Background of the Study
With the recent trend in educational
development in Nigeria,
we appreciate not only the extra ordinary growth of the nation educational
system in all spheres but also the objectives and philosophy of its policy on
education.
The relevance of education facilities
including human and materials resources towards the achievement of education
goals can not be over emphasized. 
Provision of educational facilities
make learning in the school system more productive and mainful.  Educational objectives are enhanced when
there are qualified teachers to handle specific subject and availability of
required equipments for science and technical subjects that makes
education.  More practical and involves
the psychomotor domain in the educational pursuit. 
Unfortunately, inspite the huge
investments in education, there had been a number of problems facing the
education system.  Most of the old and
new schools are facing resource crisis there are insufficient and unstable
personnel resources for the schools.  The
learning programme is being jeopardized and this subsequently leads to the
yearly declining in the students performance in their final examinations, which
is actually responsible for the yearly declines are the basic motive behind
this study, which has not gained much attention of our educational researchers
in past years in Nigeria.
1.2           
Statement of the Problem
Educational facilities and student academic
performance in secondary schools called for investigation.
It has been mentioned earlier that
this aspect of educational research had been neglected for a very long
time.  This assertion then calls for the
need to explore into the neglected section so as to bring the awareness to these
who are concerned and the secondary schools in general. 
This is necessary for educational
facilities both personal and materials and its undoubted contribution toward
the excellent performance of our secondary schools.
1.3           
Objectives of the Study
The purpose of this study are:
i.                       
To
identify the student performance in secondary schools in Ikole Area of Ekiti State.
ii.                       
To
identify the relative effects of student performance in secondary schools.
iii.                       
To
find a lasting solution to the educational and student academic performances in
secondary school Ikole area of Ekiti
State.
1.4           
Research Questions
The following
research questions were formulated to guide the research work:
1)               
Do
instructional materials make learning meaningful, realistic and permanent?
2)               
Does
the use of instructional materials arouse the interest of the student?
3)               
Does
the use of instructional materials make student to be active rather than
passive?
4)               
Does
the use of instructional materials help the teacher in saving time and planning
his lesson?
5)               
Does
the improper handing of instructional materials affect the teaching of
economics?
1.5           
Significance of the Study
It has been mentioned earlier that
this aspect of educational research had been neglected for a very long
time.  This assertion then calls for the
need to explore into the neglected section so as to bring awareness to those
that are concerned and the society in general. 
The necessity for educational facilities both personnel and materials
and undoubted contribution towards the excellent performance of our secondary
schools.
The major strategy for the
achievement and equalization of individuals access to educational opportunities
as laid down in the third national plan (1993 – 1996) is to ensure that all
schools promote sound and effectives teaching in particular.
To this end, it is hoped that the
study will provide useful information to teachers, school administrators and
government alike.
1.6     Delimitation of the Study
This study focused attention on the
availability of facilities and how they affect the overall performances of the
student in secondary schools.  The study
concentrates on a few selected secondary schools in Ikole local Government Area
of Ekiti State.  Some senior members of
staff as well as some educational administrators play important roles in the
research exercise. 
1.7           
Definition of Terms
EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES: These are the essential resources that are needed for the
effective operation and maintenance of any secondary schools learning.  It includes both personal and material
resources.
PERSONNEL: In
this study personnel is referring to as the staff, persons employed in the
school.  In short teachers qualify and
effectiveness is referring to as personnel.
EDUCATION: There are many definitions of education
his future usefulness to self, society and to the nation as a whole.

FACILITIES: Is the provision of adequates building, equipment, teachers
etc. for development and success of education in a country

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