ASSESSING THE EFFECTIVE UTILIZATION OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES: STUDY OF NYAKROM SECONDARY TECHNICAL SCHOOL
The study was conducted in Nyakrom Secondary Technical School, sought to find out whether the teaching space facilities were being used efficiently. In other words, whether with facilities available the school had indeed reached their enrolment limit. Both structured and unstructured questionnaire items as well as interview sessions were used to elicit information from fifty (50) students in twelve (12) classes using stratified random sampling and ten (10) teachers using purposive non-sampling method. Data collected were analyzed by means of descriptive statistics, frequency distribution tables and simple percentages. The result of the study showed that Nyakrom Secondary Technical School had not exceeded its optimum enrolment. The school could comfortably accommodate over 560 students if teaching space facilities were efficiently utilized. There was the need to plan an effective timetable that would take into consideration the general classroom spaces, specialized spaces available, class size and class enrolment. Finally, it was revealed that, the classrooms needed to be adequately furnished, and the school should be provided with a well-equipped spacious assembly hall for meetings and examinations to withstand the test of time.