School Mapping and the Provision of Educational Opportunities in Secondary Schools in Plateau Central Senatorial District
The study focused on “school mapping and the provision of educational opportunities in secondary schools in plateau central senatorial district”. Four research questions as well as four hypotheses were raised. A descriptive survey design of the expost-facto type was used as the research design. The population for the study comprises of 36,120 school students, 207 principals and 1710 teachers. A self-design questionnaire was formulated as the instrument for data collection while the descriptive method, mean scores and inferential tools of statistics were used to analyze the data that was gathered from the study. Based on the results of the findings, it was revealed that there is no significant relationship between school mapping and the provision of educational opportunities in plateau central senatorial district. It was therefore recommended that government and all other stakeholder in education should ensure that school mapping is strictly employed in the provision and location of school and in the provision of educational resources.
Keywords: School mapping, access, quality educational opportunities