School Related Factors as Predictors of Internal Efficiency of Public University Students in South-West, Nigeria
AbstractThis study examined school related factors as predictors of internal efficiency of public universities Students in South-West, Nigeria. The study specifically investigates the school organizational climate, curriculum deficiency and students’/teacher ratio on internal efficiency of public university students in South-West, Nigeria. The Random sampling procedure was adopted for the study. About four public universities were selected using simple random sampling technique. The population for the study consisted of two hundred (200) students in four (4) public universities in South-West, Nigeria. Fifty students consisting of thirty males and twenty female students were selected from each public university using simple random sampling technique. A self-constructed questionnaire tagged ‘School Related Factors and Internal Efficiency Questionnaire’ (SRFIEQ) was used, validated and the reliability coefficient was 0.81. The data collected were analyzed using inferential statistics such as Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient and Multiple Regression. The finding revealed that there was a significant relationship between School Organizational Climate and internal efficiency (r= 0.632). The finding also revealed the joint effect of school related factors (students/teacher, curriculum deficiency and school organizational climate) and internal efficiency (promotion rate, drop rate and repetition rate) of public universities students was significant F (3, 197) = 6.244, P< 0.05. The study recommended that educational planners and managers need to strengthen school monitoring and evaluation mechanism so as to improve access, participation and retention of students in the Universities.
Key Words: School related factors, Internal Efficiency, Public University student,
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