AVAILABILITY AND RESOURCE UTILISATION AS CORRELATES OF STUDENTS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN ONDO STATE SECONDARY SCHOOLS

Olola1 A. F and Akinyemi2 P.

1Department of Education Management, Ekiti State University, Ado-Eiti                          2Department of Physics, Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State

Corresponding Author: Olola A.F.     +2347033779506,  kuny08@gmail.com                                                                           

Abstract

The study was carried out to access the level of availability and extent of utilisation of resources as correlates of academic performance of students in Ondo State secondary schools. The research design adopted for this study was the descriptive type; the population for the study consists of 304 public secondary schools in the state. A sample of 400 teachers were selected, multistage sampling technique was used to select the sample. The study focused on the academic performance of students in 2015/2016 academic session. Two instruments was used to select the data, these were an inventory and a questionnaire. The validity of these instruments was ascertained for face and content validity, the reliability of the questionnaire was established using a test re-test method. Percentage scores, t-test and Pearson’s Product Moment Correlation method were used to analyse the data, all hypotheses tested were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The major findings of the study revealed that resources provided by government were insufficient and the available ones were old and outdated, there was a positive and significant correlation between resources and academic performance of students. It was recommended that Government should ensure equitable distribution of resources to schools and provisions for new and renovation of the old teaching and learning materials to schools

Keyword: Availability, Resource Utilisation and Academic Performance