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The influence of school environment on pupils’ academic performance in selected primary schools in Gwale local government of Kano state

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The study established that there is a lack of teachers, lack of textbooks and poor classrooms with no desks. This indicates that the teacher: student ratio is very high in the majority of the public schools and was a major factor affecting performance. Other major factors that hindered the students’ performance were lack of teaching and learning resources such as books and lack of adequate facilities such as classrooms and desks. The TPR in public schools of 60:1 is very high as compared to the standard set by the United Nations for good quality of education of 40:1 (UNESCO, 2005).  The study established that there is a lack of physical infrastructure in terms of classrooms that was important in defining the conduciveness of the learning environment where poor infrastructure hindered the students’ performance. The study established that there were separate latrines for boys and girls in their schools. Therefore the majority of the schools had a functional hygiene and sanitation system for both genders. This catered for the special needs of each gender as boys and girls had separate toilets to use. However, the ratio of the latrines for the boys/girls to the number of boys/girls in the school was 1: 25. The ratio of the latrines for both genders was very high and therefore the hygiene and sanitation facilities were not adequate. The high ratio only served to worsen the cleanliness of the toilets rendering the school environment non-conducive as the students faced challenges accessing the toilet facilities. ...
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