IMPACT OF PHYSICAL FACILITIES ON SCHOOL EFFECTIVENESS IN KWARA STATE PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS, NIGERIA
Olanrewaju, Anifat Odunola, Elegonye, Miriam Oluch Osuji & Joy Nk
This study examined the impact of physical facilities on school effectiveness in Kwara state public secondary schools in Nigeria. The research adopted a descriptive survey of correlation type. Stratified random sampling technique was used to select 20 secondary schools out of 41 schools in three local Governments from each senatorial district of the state. Two research instruments were used for data collection. They were “physical facilities questionnaire” (PFQ) and “Students Academic Performance Proforma” (SAPP). Research questions were raised for the study. Main and operational hypothesis were formulated to guide the study. Descriptive statistics of frequency counts mean and percentages were used to answer the research questions while inferential statistics of Pearson product moment correlation statistics was used to test the generated research hypothesis at 0.05 level of significance. Results showed that there was significant relationship between physical facilities and school effectiveness in Kwara state public secondary schools (calculated r-value of 0 .301> the critical r- value of 0.195). Based on the findings, it was recommended that Government should provide adnd enough physical facilities to make learning profitable and thereby encourage students in the classroom.