Assessment of the Effect of Sustainable Education Infrastructure Conditions on Student's Performance in Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria

Adeogun, Adekunle Sunday ; Salihu, Nasiru ; Olabisi, Sulaiman Adesoji ; Agava, Yusuf Halim (2020-01)

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Substantial indicator of the conducive and quality environment for learning is education infrastructure and it creates standing-points for students' proper understanding and perfect learning experience. This paper therefore evaluates the relationship between sustainable education infrastructure conditions and students' performance in Ilorin with particular focus on secondary schools in four Neighbourhoods; Adewole Housing Estate locality, GRA Neighbourhood, Fate-Basin and Sabo-Oke neighbourhoods of Ilorin metropolis. Data was collected through the structured questionnaire and simple descriptive mean statistical method was adopted to determine the standard deviation as well as coefficient of variation. Ranking method was used to determine education infrastructure condition index using benchmark for minimum acceptable ideal condition. Spearman Rank Order Correlation was adopted to test the level of the significant of school infrastructure on students' performance. The study revealed that, the performance rate of students in Adewole Housing Estate and GRA Secondary schools were rated high 54% and 62% respectively, while most students in secondary schools in Fate-Basin, Sabo-Oke neighbourhoods poorly performed with 22% and 27% respectively. The education infrastructure condition indices in Adewole Housing Estate and GRA is higher than ideal condition index and is better than other selected locations, and it was recommended that adequate provision can be achieved public private partnership (PPP) arrangement and proper management maintenance should be on board in order to enhance students' better performance.

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