International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Analysis of School Environmental Factors Affecting College Students’ Academic Achievement: The Case of Holy Child Training College in the Western Region of Ghana
Dr. Adwoa Kwegyiriba, Edward Agyemang, Ronald Osei Mensah, Dr. Joseph Cudjo Awudja

This study investigated into the school environmental factors affecting students’ academic achievement at the Holy Child Training College at Takoradi in the Western Region of Ghana. The study adopted a quantitative approach using a cross sectional survey design. The targeted student and tutor population was 132 and 24 respectively. Epi info 7 StatCalc was used in determining the number of students to sample from the college. Simple random and purposive sampling techniques were used to select 132 trainee teachers, and 24 tutors respectively with Structured questionnaire to solicit responses. Data were analysed using SPSS version 23. Findings from the study revealed that classroom environment was not conducive for learning and the class was not spacious enough to support movement and learning. Most teachers also made known that their classrooms are not spacious enough. It is recommended by authors that Government, the Metropolitan Chief Executive at the Sekondi Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA) in collaboration with parents and other education stakeholders could be channeled into classroom expansion (infrastructures) in other to help solve this problem overtime.

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