INFRASTRUCTURAL INNOVATIONS AND EFFECTIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING OF SECONDARY SCHOOLS SUBJECTS IN OGUN STATE, NIGERIA
Onasote, A. O.; Adeniyi, M. A. and Aderibigbe, N. A.
Journal Title:Journal of Research in Education and Society
This study compared infrastructural innovations in Junior and Senior Secondary Schools as a panacea for effective teaching in Ogun State. It investigated the type of infrastructure that was available in Ogun State Secondary Schools in the past and the current innovations so far made. Equally, it examined the activities of the State and the Local Government in the provision of infrastructure. Descriptive survey method and questionnaire were adopted for the purpose of the study. The analysis of the result using simple percentage showed among others that there was no record pertaining to infrastructural provision to secondary schools in Ogun State prior 2003. However, from 2003 up to 2009, records revealed that appreciable infrastructural facilities were provided to both junior and senior secondary schools in the State. This notwithstanding, it was concluded that the infrastructural and institutional materials available for teaching and learning in post primary schools in the study area were grossly inadequate and where they were available, may not convey standard and quality message. It is plausible therefore for the State government through the Ministry of Education to make adequate provision of infrastructural facilities to enhance effective teaching and learning.