Institutional capacity and students' academic performance in Oyo State Secondary Schools.

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Abstract

Purpose: This study investigated the relationship which exists between institutional capacity and 

students’ academic performance in Oyo State secondary schools. 

Methodology: The researcher adopted descriptive research design of survey type. The population for 

the study consisted of all teachers in all the 324 public secondary schools in Oyo State. Stratified 

random sampling and proportional sampling techniques was used to select 15 local Government 

Areas out of 33 Local Government Areas that form the three Senatorial Districts of the state. Forty 

public secondary schools out of 112 in the sampled Local Governments. Four hundred and fifteen 

respondents selected out of 1,230 teachers in all the selected schools. A researchers’ self-designed

instrument titled “Institutional Capacity Questionnaire” (ICQ) was adopted to elicit information from 

the respondents. The instrument was validated and tested for reliability. A reliability coefficient of 

.72 was obtained. The instrument was administered by the researcher and some trained research 

assistants. Hypotheses formulated were tested using Pearson product-moment correlation statistics at 

0.05 level of significance. The coded data were analyzed using inferential statistics of Pearson 

product-moment correlation statistics at 0.05 level of significance and 413 degrees of freedom.

Findings: Main finding of this study revealed that there was significant relationship between

institutional capacity and students’ academic performance in Oyo State secondary schools. Other 

findings of the study revealed that there was significant relationship between school population and 

students’ academic performance in Oyo State secondary; there was significant relationship between 

classrooms and students’ academic performance in Oyo State secondary schools; there was 

significant relationship between teacher-students ratio in Oyo State secondary schools.

Unique contribution to theory, practice and policy: It was recommended among others that public 

secondary schools in the State should admit students according to what their school capacity can 

carry, and that the government, Parents-Teacher Association (P.T.A.) and other stakeholders in 

education should help to build and provide more classrooms, appoint more qualified teachers that 

will cater for the school population.

Keywords: Institutional Capacity, Students’ Academic Performance, School population, Classroom 

and Teacher-Students ratio.


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APA

Azeez, N (2020). Institutional capacity and students' academic performance in Oyo State Secondary Schools.. Afribary.com: Retrieved October 25, 2020, from https://afribary.com/works/institutional-capacity-and-students-academic-performance-in-oyo-state-secondary-schools

MLA 8th

Nurudeen, Azeez. "Institutional capacity and students' academic performance in Oyo State Secondary Schools." Afribary.com. Afribary.com, 18 Sep. 2020, https://afribary.com/works/institutional-capacity-and-students-academic-performance-in-oyo-state-secondary-schools . Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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Nurudeen, Azeez. "Institutional capacity and students' academic performance in Oyo State Secondary Schools.". Afribary.com, Afribary.com, 18 Sep. 2020. Web. 25 Oct. 2020. < https://afribary.com/works/institutional-capacity-and-students-academic-performance-in-oyo-state-secondary-schools >.

Chicago

Nurudeen, Azeez. "Institutional capacity and students' academic performance in Oyo State Secondary Schools." Afribary.com (2020). Accessed October 25, 2020. https://afribary.com/works/institutional-capacity-and-students-academic-performance-in-oyo-state-secondary-schools