An assessment of satisfaction with the provision of healthful school environment between students of colleges of education and polytechnics in North-eastern Nigeria
Bala Yunusa Tilde, Saidu Isah, Abdullahi Mohammed Isyaku
The study assessed the satisfaction with the provision of healthful school environment between students of Colleges of Education and Polytechnics in north-eastern Nigeria. One research objective was raised and corresponding research question was asked. One sub-hypothesis was postulated and tested at .05 level of significance. Descriptive survey was adopted and multi-stage sampling procedure was employed. The population of study comprised the entire students of Colleges of Education and Polytechnics in the north eastern Nigeria which was 427,324 students as at 2018/2019 academic sessions. Data was collected using self-developed questionnaire based on modified Likert scale. The instrument was divided into two sections. Section A and B. The instrument was validated by five luminaries in the field of the study and the reliability was determined using test re-test with 30 students in a different school. Both the researchers and the research assistants were involved in data collection. Multi stage sampling technique was used to select the sample of 384 respondents from the study area but only data from 370 duly filled questionnaire forms were analyzed. Descriptive statistical techniques of frequency counts and percentage were used to organize and describe the demographic characteristics of the respondents. Independent t-test was used to analyzed hypothesis postulated advanced at 0.05 level of significance. The result indicated that significant difference exist in the satisfaction with the provision of healthful school environment components between the students of Colleges of Education and Polytechnics in north east Nigeria. It was recommended that Governmental bodies, Tetfund and Management of the Tertiary institutions should strive to provide and maintain components of healthful school environment to meet the satisfaction of the students regardless that an institution is a Colleges of Education or Polytechnics in the region.