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Analysis Of Challenges In Managing Students Hostel Facilities In Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State, Nigeria
  • Author(s): Ezeigweneme, Chijioke Kenneth ; Egolum, Charles Chukwunwike
  • Paper ID: 1701874
  • Page: 80-92
  • Published Date: 25-01-2020
  • Published In: Iconic Research And Engineering Journals
  • Publisher: IRE Journals
  • e-ISSN: 2456-8880
  • Volume/Issue: Volume 3 Issue 7 January-2020
Abstract

One of the most important educational assets for students in the tertiary institution is that of accommodation. The accommodation situation in most Nigerian Universities is problematic; as a result, many students are affected academically. The scope of this study investigated the challenges facing the management of students? hostel facilities in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra state, Nigeria. The aim of the study is to analyze the challenges facing the management of students? hostel facilities in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka in Anambra state. Core objectives are to examine the prevailing conditions of students? hostel facilities in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, and to analyse the major factors affecting the management of students? hostel facilities in Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka. Five research questions were raised to guide the study and two hypotheses were also stated. The disproportionate sampling technique was adopted in the selection of 322 respondents for the study. The questionnaire was used to collect data for the study. The Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) statistical software was used to process the data collected from the study. Descriptive statistics involving frequency counts, simple percentages, and rank order statistical tool were used to analyse the data. The study hypotheses were however tested at 0.05 significant levels using the Mann-Whitney U and t-test statistical tools. Findings of the study indicated that a number of challenges affected the management of students? hostel facilities including: misappropriation of funds provided for the maintenance of students? hostel facilities, low supervision and monitoring of workmanship on the hostel facilities, students? disregard for hostel rules and regulations, lack of effective students? complaint system about deficient facilities and delays in the release of funds, among others. The study therefore recommended that there a need for the University management to engage professional bodies like estate managers who would advise the students? hostel managers on appropriate methods to manage the hostel facilities.

Keywords

Analysis, Challenges, Management, Students Hostel, facilities

Citations

IRE Journals:
Ezeigweneme, Chijioke Kenneth , Egolum, Charles Chukwunwike "Analysis Of Challenges In Managing Students Hostel Facilities In Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals Volume 3 Issue 7 2020 Page 80-92

IEEE:
Ezeigweneme, Chijioke Kenneth , Egolum, Charles Chukwunwike "Analysis Of Challenges In Managing Students Hostel Facilities In Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka Anambra State, Nigeria" Iconic Research And Engineering Journals, 3(7)