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JAER > Volume 6, Number 1, February 2021

Effect of School Facilities Utilization on the Academic Performance of Secondary School Students in Wukari Metropolis, Taraba State, Nigeria

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DOI: 10.22606/jaer.2021.61003

Author(s)
LIVALA, Sunsuwa Dauda, BULUS, Christian, DAVER, Tyohemba Rita, LIVALA, Sunsuwa Chirmikat
Affiliation(s)
General Studies Unit, Federal University Wukari, Nigeria
General Studies Unit, Federal University Wukari, Nigeria
National Examination Council, Minna, Nigeria
National Examination Council, Minna, Nigeria
Abstract
This paper investigated the utilization of school facilities as they affect students’ academic performance in Wuakari metropolis of Taraba State. An ex-post facto research design was adopted for the study. The population of students comprise those who completed JSS3 between 2014-2017. Data for the study were collected using a School Facility Utilization Questionnaire (SFUQ) and School Facility Provision Checklist (SFPC). The results of the student were obtained from the State Ministry of Education. The data obtained were analyzed using descriptive analysis while t-test was used to test the hypothesis. The findings revealed that 17 out of the 25 schools are inadequately equipped. The finding also revealed that there is sufficient utilization of facilities by teachers and students. It recommended that government and relevant stakeholders should ensure adequate provision of school facilities and put in place supervisory measures for their utilization.
Keywords
school facilities, utilization, academic performance, secondary school
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