Background of the Study
Education is the greatest tool for the development of any nation. The major objective of sending our children to school is to help them learn some basic concepts, skills, knowledge and beliefs necessary for the development of some specific goals. Observations have shown that in even level of schooling whether at the primary, secondary or tertiary level of education, there are basic facilities which make it possible for the school to attain her desired goals. School facilities can also be referred to as school amenities.
According to Costaldi (2007), school facilities are those materials of education which enable a skillful teacher to achieve a level of instructional effectiveness that exceeds what is possible, when they are not provided. The materials of education or educational facilities are numerous, whatever materials or services that help to facilitate teaching and learning fall under the term school facilities. They consist of land, buildings, playground, school farm, laboratories, libraries, assembly hall, classrooms, workshops, audio visual aids (radio sets, video sets, tapes) slide projectors and slide flip, charts e.t.c. graphics (charts, posters, pictures) photographs, cartoons, graphs maps e.t.c) display materials chalkboard, flannel boards, magnetic boards and many others.
Statement of the Problem
The teaching facilities will have to do with textbooks, physical structures, library, laboratory facilities and the financing of student’s education have great impact on the performance of the students in ikere local government area of Ekiti state.
Textbooks that students use for more information are insufficient, this will also affects students’ performance. Also library and laboratories which are the central unit of any academic environment are not adequately equipped in our secondary schools, this will also affect the performance of the students.
This study is therefore faced with the problem of exploring the effect of teaching facilities on the academic achievement of students in secondary school students in ikere local government area Ekiti state.