Appraising the State of Maintenance and Management of Available Secondary School Facilities on Students’ Academic Performance in Cross River State, Nigeria

Odigwe, Franca N, Eluwa, Idowu O


The study appraised the maintenance and management of available secondary school facilities in Cross River State. The Government of Cross River State has increased the funding of affordable and qualitative education by about 12.96% in 2012 to 16.83% in its annual budget for 2013 in order to guarantee adequate provision, maintenance, and management of school facilities in her secondary schools, and other institutions of learning so as to foster quality learning, and enhanced student’s academic performance. This study sampled 235 stakeholders in Calabar South and North in the state secondary school education, and found that 87.10% of the respondent agreed that there exist a correlation between provision, maintenance and management of school facilities, and students’ academic performance. Thus, the study recommended among other things; a sustained increase in annual budgets to ensure adequate and continuous maintenance as well as management of school facilities.

Keywords: Appraising, Maintenance and management, School facilities, Students’ performance

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