A Study of Students’ Housing Quality in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (Lautech), Ogbomoso, Nigeria

OLATUNJI Solomon Ayodeji


The study identified and examined the physical characteristics of students’ accommodation in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, Ogbomoso, evaluate the adequacy of the existing facilities in these accommodation and examine the physical and environmental quality of students housing in the study area. Questionnaires were administered on 10% of the students in each of the selected hostel for survey using systematic sampling technique. 122 questionnaires were administered.  Information obtained includes types of building, conditions of building, availability and adequacy of housing facilities and physical environmental quality. The study established that the conditions of building components in LAUTECH, were very poor. For instance, only the roof (2.172) and the wall (2.147) have a mean deviation that is higher than the calculated Mean Index (MD) of 1.983. On a general note it was observed that the “Students’ Perception Index” SPI for all the building components were less than 2.5 (50%) of the expected 5. The SPIa of less than 2.5 is an indication of the poor condition of building component in the study area.  Indicated in the result of students’ rating of basic facilities in the study area showed that they are inadequate. From the observed data, four facilities have “Students’ Perception Index” SPI that is greater than the calculated SPIu, and these are toilet (2.049), water supply (2.040), drainage (1.945) and electricity (1.850). Other facilities have negative MD. These are kitchen (-0.060), burglary proof (-0.066) sewage (-0.078), laundry (-0.137) and bathroom (-0.213). Many students of about 45.10% of respondents choose to reside very close to school. The chi-square test was 0.747p-value, which signify that there is no significant difference or variation in the institution selected and the place of residence because the p-value is greater than 0.01 and 0.05 critical limits. The chi-square test of 0.983 shows that there is no significant variation between the institutions and their accessibility to building. The study concluded that the school management should intervene in the housing provision for students in selected non-residential university to ensure that students are living in quality accommodation. LAUTECH Management should set up students housing committee and they should inspect housing before students occupy them. This will ensure that students did not occupy substandard accommodation. Finally, there should be a regular routine inspection so as to ensure that those accommodation were well maintained

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