Ibadan Journal of the Social Sciences
Volume 8, No. 2, 2010
Pages 138-150

DOI: 10.36108/ijss/0102.80.0230

Students’ Housing and Academic Performance in University of Ibadan, Nigeria

Lckan SANNI, Ph.D. and Oyinlola Olukemi OMOTAYO 

Department of Urban and Regional Planning, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria.


Constrained by inadequate bed ~paces for her teeming students population, the management of the University of Ibadan evolved a policy ensuring that, on the average, each undergraduate student is accommodated on-campus yin the first and final veal’s while intervening years are spent off-campus. The study investigated the effects of this students’ housing programme 011 academic performance. Faculty of the Social Sciences was randomly selected, front where all final year undergraduate students were purposively sampled for the study; using a set of pre-tested questionnaires and in-depth interviews. Only 195 of the 230 copies of the questionnaire administered were returned and analyzed for the study. Secondary data were also obtained front both published and unpublished sources. Both descriptive and inferential statistics were used to analyze the data collected 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 in-depth interviews identified diverse challenges posed by these indicators to students’ academic performance in the university. Strategies were proposed to address the identified
Keywords: students’ housing; on-campus; off-campus; squatting; academic performance. Nigeria.


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