international journal of philosophy and social-psychological sciences
Principals’ Management of School Facilities as Correlate of Students’ Academic Achievement in Senior Secondary Schools in Adamawa State, Nigeria
Adamu Mohammed, Aishatu Salihu Bello, Badamasi Abubakar Barde
This study investigated the principals’ management of schools facilities as correlate of students’ academic achievement in senior secondary schools in Adamawa state. The purpose of this study was to determine the principals’ management of schools facilities as correlate of students’ academic achievement in senior secondary schools in Adamawa state, one hypothesis guided the study. The study adopted descriptive survey design; the area of the study was Adamawa state. The population of the study comprised 337 principals and 5128 teachers and 134,346 in all the senior secondary schools within the five education zones of Adamawa State. The sample size of 166 principals, 365 teachers and 531 senior secondary school students which were statistically determined using Taro Yamane formula for finite population. The instrument was questionnaire named “principals’ management of school facilities questionnaire” (PMSFQ) designed by the researcher and pro forma to elicit students’ academic achievement. The instruments were validated by 4 validators. The reliability coefficient of 0.82 was obtained using cronbach’s alpha method. The null hypothesis was answered using linear regression analysis. The hypothesis tested at 0.05 level of significance was rejected. In conclusion it was reveal that principals’ management of schools facilities have contributed to students’ academic achievement in senior secondary schools of Adamawa state. Among the recommendations, school facilities should be provided to enable students’ and teachers to concentrate on their job for effective delivery.