Examining the Relationship Between School Facilities and the Learning Environment: A Case Study of Oda Senior High School

Samuel Nyamekye Otchere, James Badu Afari, Christiana Kudawe


The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between school facilities and the learning environment in Oda Senior High School in the Birim Central Municipality in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The intent of this research was to determine how school facilities affect the students’ learning environment and academic performance.A descriptive survey research design was adapted where a total sample of 20 students, 10 teachers and 1 main headmaster and 3 assistant headmasters were selected for the study. The data was collected using questionnaires for the students and teachers as well as interview guides for teachers and head teachers and finally observational guide was used by the researcher. This study used descriptive statistics to analyze the data. The results of the data analysis findings indicated that quality and educational adequacy of educational facilities were significantly associated with student learning environment and academic performance. Based on these findings, it was recommended that The Ministry of Education should provide adequate funding for school facilities.  This would ensure their effectiveness in terms of acquiring facilities flexibly and responding to schools’ demands quickly. In addition, in order to handle school facilities effectively, school heads and teachers need to be proactive. For example, they should exhibit maintenance culture.

Keywords: School facilities, Learning environment, Academic performance.

DOI: 10.7176/JEP/10-26-02

Publication date:September 30th 2019

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