Students’ housing and academic performance in University of lbadan, Nigeria

Constrained by inadequate bed spaces for her students population, the management of the University of Ibadan evolved a policy ensuring that, on the average, each undergraduate student is accommodated on-campus in the first and final years while intervening years are spent off-campus. The study investigated the effects of this students’ housing programme on academic performance. Significant differences were not found in academic performances of on-campus and off-campus students. While analysis of quantitative data revealed no significant relationships between indicators of students’ housing quality and academic performance, qualitative data from indepth interviews identified diverse challenges posed by these indicators to students’ academic performance in the university. Strategies are proposed to address the identified challenges. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]

Title: Students’ housing and academic performance in University of lbadan, Nigeria
Authors: Sanni, Lekan
Omotayo, Oyinlola Olukemi
Year: 2010
Periodical: Ibadan journal of the social sciences (ISSN 1597-5207)
Volume: 8
Issue: 2
Pages: 138-150
Language: English
Geographic term: Nigeria
Abstract: Constrained by inadequate bed spaces for her students population, the management of the University of Ibadan evolved a policy ensuring that, on the average, each undergraduate student is accommodated on-campus in the first and final years while intervening years are spent off-campus. The study investigated the effects of this students’ housing programme on academic performance. Significant differences were not found in academic performances of on-campus and off-campus students. While analysis of quantitative data revealed no significant relationships between indicators of students’ housing quality and academic performance, qualitative data from indepth interviews identified diverse challenges posed by these indicators to students’ academic performance in the university. Strategies are proposed to address the identified challenges. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]