STAKEHOLDERS’ PERCEPTIONS ON THE PROVISION AND MAINTENANCE OF SCHOOL PLANT IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS
This study assessed the provision and maintenance of school plant in secondary schools in Kaduna metropolis. The study as set to find out the provision of physical facilities in Secondary Schools in Kaduna Metropolis, investigate the maintenance of infrastructural facilities in Secondary Schools in Kaduna Metropolis, assess the of maintenance of instructional facilities for learning in Secondary Schools in Kaduna Metropolis, find out the provision of welfare facilities and find out the maintenance of sports and recreational facilities in Secondary School in Kaduna Metropolis. Ten research questions and ten null hypotheses were formulated to guide the study. Scholarly works of various scholars on provision and maintenance of physical facilities, infrastructural facilities, instructional facilities, welfare facilities and sports and recreational facilities were presented in chapter two. The descriptive survey design was employed in the study that covers all Secondary Schools in Kaduna Metropolis. Ten schools were randomly selected, while the respondents include 200 teachers, 10 principals and 20 staff of the Kaduna North Zonal Office of the Ministry of Education. Their responses were gathered using the questionnaire for the perception of stakeholders on the provision and maintenance of school plants (QPSPMSP). To give the general description of data, frequency tables and simple percentages were used. The testing of the hypotheses was done using the analysis of variance (ANOVA) test. The results showed that school plants were inadequately provided and where they were provided they were not maintained. Some of the recommendations are that School administrators and government urgently need to upgrade school plants to meet up with modern demands of secondary school education. Digital facilities should be provided in schools and regular school inspection and good maintenance programme are recommended to protect the existing school plant.
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