Authors: Bala Dogo*, Kaduna State University, Cyril Kanayochukwu Ezeamaka, Deparment of Geography Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna- Nigeria, Joel Ajibuah, Department of Geography, Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, Nigeria , Adebo Adepetu, Department of Geography, Kaduna State University, Kaduna, Nigeria , Adewuyi Taiye Oluwafemi, Department of Geography, Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, Nigeria , Oluwole Olumide Akinwumi, Department of Geography, Nigerian Defence Academy Kaduna, Nigeria
Topics: Geography Education, Cultural Geography, Social Geography
Keywords: Educational-Facilities, Location, Physical-Accessibility, Spatial-Distribution, Nigeria
Session Type: Paper
Start / End Time: 1:10 PM / 2:50 PM
Room: 8224, Park Tower Suites, Marriott, Lobby Level
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Abstract This paper examines the spatial distribution of public educational facilities and nature of physical accessibility in Lere Local Government Area of Kaduna State. Data were sought and obtained using Global Positioning System to capture the coordinates of education facilities and oral interview was conducted on pupils and students to obtain information on accessibility to facilities. Nearest Neighbor Analysis was performed to show the pattern of distribution of public primary and secondary schools within the study area. The study was able to locate 338 public educational facilities in Lere Local Government Area 296 primary and 42 secondary (26-Junior and 16-Senior). The nearest neighbour analysis for the spatial distribution of primary educational facilities is 1.19, which reveals that distribution is random and does not follow and pattern. The NNA of junior secondary educational facilities is 0.382, which reveals clustered pattern. The nearest neighbor analysis for senior secondary educational facilities is 1.05, which reveals random pattern. The study further reveals that overall spatial distribution of all educational facilities in Lere LGA is random pattern. The evaluation of the travel distance to school shows 34% of total pupils and students’ travel below 2km and while less than 80% of secondary school students travel above 2km. This study therefore recommends the building of new educational facilities especially secondary one, making education accessible to school age children within the LGA The study also recommends further studies on the conditions and effective utilization of educational facilities.