Influence of Educational Facilities Maintenance Practices on Quality Assurance in Public Higher Institutions in Lagos State, Nigeria

Abstract

Rufai Musiliu Dada, Prof. Olaniyonu Solomon Oladapo A. & Dr. Mohammed Mubashiru Olayiwola B.

School building improvement and maintenance are essential aspects of school plant management which requires constant attention and careful planning by administrators. The purpose of the study was ascertain if planned school maintenance programme feature in the activities of accreditation agencies.Research hypothesis was generated, the research is of correlational as well as ex-post facto design. The population of the study consisted of the of all the lecturers and undergraduate students of conventional public Higher Institutions in Lagos State. Data collected using two self developed questionnaires were analysed using both descriptive and inferential statistics. The results show that there is no significant difference regarding maintenance practices in federal and state owned higher educational institutions in Lagos State. The Null Hypothesis is therefore not rejected. It was concluded that the Architects and policy makers should endeavour to give Nigerians “maintenance – free buildings or building that required low level of maintenance. 

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