Assessment of Supporting Facilities in Selected Private Universities in Ogun State, Nigeria
The study was set out to assess the adequacy of supporting facilities provided in private Universities Ogun State from the users’ perspective. To achieve the aim, five objectives were set and resolved, These include ascertainment of the characteristics of students in the private Universities, identification of the basic supporting facilities available in the a private Universities, investigation of the students’ perception of the adequacy of supporting facilities, determination of the student’s level of satisfaction with the available supporting facilities and finally, examination of the relationship between the student’s characteristics and their satisfaction level with the adequacy of supporting facilities. The population for the study comprised of the students of private Universities (Covenant University, Ota, Bells University of Technology, Ota and Babcock University, Ilisan-Remo). Data for the study was collected with the aid of structured questionnaires which were distributed to three hundred and sixty (360) students in the three (3) selected private Universities out of which two hundred and seventy one (271) representing 75% of the total distributed questionnaires were retrieved and found useful. The data obtained from the retrieved questionnaires were computed with the aid of SPSS (version 20.0) and subsequently analyzed using percentages, mean, RII and multiple linear regression and presented in tables. Findings from the study indicated that amongst the pre-listed support facilities, 23% of the respondents attested to the availability of special facilities for the physically challenged. The study also revealed that students perceived inadequacy in the ambulance response time, number of buses available for transportation, provision of restroom for shoppers, prompt attendance to students in the cafeteria and number of rest rooms available. However, the study showed the students overall level of satisfaction with medical (RII = 0.6768), transportation (RII = 0.6777), shopping mart (RII = 0.6443) and cafeteria (RII = 0.6681). Furthermore, the study discovered a strong relationship between students characteristics and medical facilities (P = 0.000), transport facilities (P = 0.022) and cafeteria facilities (P = 0.001) in one (1) of the sampled private Universities. The study recommends that Management of the sampled Universities carry out regular facilities evaluation and also the provision of more shuttle ambulance, transportation buses, restrooms in the shopping mart and the cafeteria and special facilities that cater to the physically challenged.