Educational Buildings Defects and Health Impact on Users: A Case of Lagos State Polytechnic, Nigeria
(International Journal of Business, Economics and Management Works)
Vol. 4, Issue 11, PP. 13-19, November 2017
Defects, campus, educational buildings, facilities, Polytechnic
Education serves as the bedrock for future socio-economic development of any society. Student’s learning behaviour and effectiveness is affected by functionality of educational buildings. During the lifecycle of buildings its performance is affected by defects, hence, it is paramount to have effective maintenance policies and practices. Thus, in order to retain sustainable educational building, defects diagnosis and management is paramount. The study seeks to identity defects and its associated health issues in Lagos State Polytechnic campuses. The objectives were achieved using questionnaire survey, responses of 200 participants were coded and analysed with SPSS 17. The study reveals that plumbing installations, indoor environment and aesthetic related issues are critical problems that need attention in the institution. Based on the responses, heat, discomfort and body pain were significant health problems experienced by users of facilities. This is an indication of areas the management of the institution has to address in order to achieve its vision.
This research work is to acknowledge the support of TEDFUND toward educational research in Nigeria and to the staffs member of Lagos state polytechnic
- A Akinpelu: Lagos state polytechnic. Nigeria
- O.O Oyekanmi: Lagos state polytechnic, Nigeria
- Kamaldeen Adedeji: Lagos state polytechnic, Nigeria
A Akinpelu, O.O Oyekanmi, Kamaldeen Adedeji, Educational Buildings Defects and Health Impact on Users: A Case of Lagos State Polytechnic, Nigeria, International Journal of Business, Economics and Management Works, Vol. 4, Issue 11, PP. 13-19, November 2017.
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