specialty journal of knowledge management
Utilisation and Maintenance of School Facilities as Correlate of Students’ Academic Achievement in Senior Secondary Schools in Adamawa State, Nigeria
Abubakar Barde Badamasi, Adamu Mohammed
This study investigated the utilisation and maintenance 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 utilisation and maintenance of schools facilities as correlate of students’ academic achievement in senior secondary schools in Adamawa state, two research questions and two hypotheses 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. Descriptive statistics of mean, and standard deviation was used to answered research questions while the null hypotheses were answered using linear regression analysis. All the hypotheses tested at 0.05 level of significance were rejected. Based on the data collected and analysed statistically, all the results of the finding revealed that utilizing with the mean of 3.02 and maintenance with the mean of 3.31. In conclusion it was reveal that utilisation and maintenance 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.