Students’ Assessment of Hostel Facilities in the Polytechnic Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria: Realities and Challenges

Olusegun Peter Akinpelu


The provision of on-campus accommodation for students has been seen as having effects on students’ academic performance and social integration. In order to ensure that students’ hostels in tertiary institutions particularly in Nigeria justify this assertion, there is a need to deal with facilities gaps in students’ housing. This study examines the status of students’ hostel facilities in The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Nigeria, with a view to recognizing the improvement for satisfactory housing for students in tertiary institutions. Using the questionnaire, 2 (two) hostels representing half of the total hostels were purposively selected. Subsequently, 101 representing twenty percent (20%) of the total population were systematically sampled from the selected hostels. The data obtained from the survey were analyzed using descriptive analysis such as frequency distribution to assess the general level of student’ housing facilities and second, to determine the status of hostel facilities. The results of the analysis indicate gross inadequacy of students’ housing facilities as a result of non-provision, obsolescence, and non maintenance. It was equally observed that some of the facilities are not evenly distributed. However, the results also revealed adequacy of few facilities. It was recommended that improvement be made on those facilities that were not adequate, while those considered to be adequate should be maintained and sustained by concerned authorities.

Keywords: Adequate, Facility, Hostel, Inadequacy, Nigeria and Student. 

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