Essay about Human Resources

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES AND STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE IN LAGOS STATE NIGERIA BY DR. A. A. ADEOGUN AND G. I. OSIFILA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATIONAL DMINISTRATION, FACULTY OF EDUCATION, UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS, AKOKA - YABA Abstract
This study investigated the relationship between educational resources and students’ academic performance in Lagos State public secondary schools. A descriptive research design was adopted. Five schools were randomly selected from Somolu Local Government Area of Lagos State. A research instrument was developed to collect factual and perceptual information from the principals and teachers of the schools selected. The data collected were analyzed with the use of chi-square statistics. The study
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Fuller (1985) discovered that students who had used two or more books were almost three times better than those who had no textbooks in school. Anderson (1999) discovered that teachers who regularly monitor and supervise their students’ learning by checking students’ work and helping individual student to overcome errors and learning difficulties are likely to have student who exhibit higher level of achievement. Bajah (1979), Oni (1995) and Adesina (1990) discovered that human resources played the important role in the teaching-learning situation than any other factor of production and that the quality of education hinges upon the qualities of teachers available. Edward (1991), found that as school’s condition improved from one category, for example, from poor to fair students’ standardized achievement scores rose an average of 5.45 percentage points. The Saginaw Schools Project in Canada is another study that noted the relationship between students’ achievement and building facilities. Guided by the belief that schools can influence and control variables that contribute to school learning, the Saginaw Public Schools launched a “grassroots” project involving thirtyone schools. A school improvement

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