LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND SCHOOL MANAGEMENT IN PUBLIC SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN OTA
Covenant University (NIGERIA)
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Appears in: INTED2015 Proceedings
Publication year: 2015
Conference name: 9th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 2-4 March, 2015
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract:Based on the findings of a study on learning environment and academic performance of secondary school students in selected schools in Ota, it was concluded that the learning environment in secondary schools in Nigeria has significant relationship with academic performance of secondary school students. It was also concluded in the study that private secondary schools in Ota within the scope of the study provides better learning environment than their public sector counterpart, more so the public secondary schools which accommodate more student population suffers from infrastructural neglect as the principals do not control any budget even to maintain the existing structure. Given the general and widespread nature of this finding, it became necessary to examine deeply the management styles of public secondary schools in Nigeria with the view to advising on ways of improving the situation so that public schools would breach the gap not only on provision of conducive learning environment but also on the performance of the students that attend those schools, who remain the vast majority of the post-primary populace in the country. This study applies qualitative data to be sourced from in-depth interview, focus group discussion and documented materials. Descriptive analysis shall be used to examine the pertinent question that arises from the study. The outcome of the research would be used to advocate better school management in Ogun state and the entire country with the view to improve the outcome in the country’s secondary schools.
Keywords: Learning Environment, Academic Performance, Secondary School, School Management, Ota, Nigeria.