EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES ADEQUACY AS DETERMINANTS OF PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS’ EFFECTIVENESS IN KWARA STATE, NIGERIA
SULYMAN Kamaldeen Olohundare; ABDULRAUF Busirat Iyabo; ALAO Busayo Oluwabukola & Ayinde Yusuf Adisa
This study examined educational resources adequacy as a determinant of public secondary schools’ effectiveness in Kwara State, Nigeria. The study adopted a descriptive design of correlation type, while its’ population comprised 6,902 teachers in all the 336 public secondary schools in the State. Cluster sampling technique was used to group Local Government Areas in the State into senatorial districts. Random sampling technique was used to select two LGAs from each of the senatorial districts, while40 public secondary schools were proportionally sampled out of the 119 in the selected LGAs. Three hundred and sixty-four teachers were proportionally selected out of the 6,902 in the public schools in the State. Educational Resources Adequacy Questionnaire (ERAQ) and Students’ Academic Performance Proforma (SAPP) were used to collect data. Pearson product-moment correlation statistics was used to test hypotheses at 0.05 level of significance. The findings of the study revealed that educational resources adequacy has a significant relationship with public secondary schools’ effectiveness in Kwara State, Nigeria. Based on the findings, the study recommended that government should always ensure adequate provision of educational resources for public secondary schools in Kwara State, to enable them actualise effectiveness, in terms of students’ academic performance.