Importance of School Plant to the Teaching-Learning Process

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This paper examines school plant and its importance to teaching and learning in the school system. It begins with a brief overview of school plant and relates it to educational planning. It then examines school plant as a concept and explains the teaching learning process. Five (5) importance of school plant are then explained. The paper ends with a conclusion highlighting the main points of the paper.


It has been observed that many schools are now paying more attention to their school plant. School plant which includes all educational facilities has been repeatedly found to have a positive relationship with quality of education.

These educational facilities include the site, the buildings, physical
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Bracey (2001) note that an abundance of research corroborates the belief that smaller school plant will improve attendance rates. Smaller school plants have been found to foster instructional innovation, which in turn engages students and provides motivation for class attendance. The idea behind building larger schools was to lower per student cost; however, the benefits of larger school are not realized by many schools.

Another cause of poor attendance is that the convenience and environmental conditions in many public schools in Nigeria are a deplorable state or non-existent. I have encountered many female students who stay away from school because of the state of the conveniences. The Asthmatic society of Nigeria reports that respiratory problems such as Asthma are the leading cause of pupils below 8 years absenteeism in Nigeria. They claim that poor classrooms and surrounding condition cause dust and other irritants to infect pupils. The aesthetics of the school including facilities such as Air conditioners, Internet, and beautiful Surroundings motivate students to attend school regularly and therefore learn more.


Factors of the school plant that affect behavior and attitude are known as ambient environmental conditions. O’Neill (2000) notes that these factors include temperature, ventilation, lighting, colour and noise level. These elements produce comfort and Irritation, either of which can affect
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