Access Constraints and Its Implications to Quality Senior Secondary Education in the Federal Capital Territory
BAMIDELE, Gbenga Samuel & OTEMUYIWA, Bridget Idowu
This study evaluates access constraints and its implications to quality Senior Secondary Education (SSE) in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The study made use of descriptive research design, and simple random sampling technique was also used to select a representative sample of 120 teachers from the public senior secondary schools in the FCT. Frequency counts, mean score and standard deviation were employed to answer the research questions, while chi-square was used to test the four hypotheses. The findings revealed that students’ inability to finance their education, insufficient senior secondary schools, and overcrowded classrooms, among others, hinder access to quality senior secondary education. Recommendations such as making senior secondary education free and compulsory, establishment of more senior secondary schools and adhering to the students-teacher ratio as contained in the National Policy on Education, among others, were made.
Keywords: Access, Constraints, Implications, Quality Senior Secondary Education