Living conditions and academic quality of students in tertiary institutions in Southwest Nigeria

Omotosho Babatunde, University of Ado-Ekiti
Olukunle Omotoso, Management Sciences for Health

Nigeria youths over the years have been shortchanged in all aspects of life and education sector is not left out. Several efforts aimed at addressing this issue have neglected the students’ perspective. This study interrogated the living conditions of students in selected tertiary institutions in southwest Nigeria. The study employed quantitative (nine hundred and sixty-two questionnaires) and qualitative (observation, in depth interviews, and Key informants (KII) methods in collecting the data for the study. Findings revealed that the living conditions were deplorable and students were not satisfied with it. Further, they were not satisfied with the attitude of the management towards their living conditions. On test of hypotheses, findings revealed that there was a relationship between age, year of study and satisfaction with living condition (0.02). There is need to address the living condition of these youths in order improve tertiary education and the lives of these young ones

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Presented in Poster Session 1