Maintenance requirements of students' residential facility in higher educational institution (HEI) in Nigeria

B. F. Ogunbayo, O. C. Aigbavboa

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Hostel accommodation is very crucial to the performance of students' in any higher educational institution (HEI). It is against this background that this study appraised students' maintenance requirements in the hall of residence on the facility provided for Higher Educational Institution (HEI) using Covenant University Ota, a leading private University in Nigeria, as a case study. Structured Questionnaires were distributed through systematic random sampling techniques to 198 respondents, to collect data on their maintenance requirements from the maintenance management unit. The result of the study indicates that most maintenance request by the student in HEI facility is majorly on floor and wall, reading tables and chairs, together with lockers and door locks. The study found out that acknowledgment of maintenance request by maintenance personnel was prompt but the actual repairs take time. The studies further showed that vandalism, lack of user's specification and use of substandard material during replacement were some of the significant factors causing damage to facilities in HEIs. The study concluded that to meet maintenance requirements of students' in HEI hostels, the facility provided should be maintainable, serviceable, and replaceable within the hall of residence and a maintenance operations manual should be provided for maintenance personnel to develop a maintenance standard in meeting the students' immediate maintenance requirements.

Original languageEnglish
Article number012014
JournalIOP Conference Series: Materials Science and Engineering
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Nov 2019
Event1st International Conference on Sustainable Infrastructural Development, ICSID 2019 - Ota, Nigeria
Duration: 24 Jun 201928 Jun 2019


  • Facility
  • Higher Educational Institutions
  • Hostel building
  • Maintenance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • General Engineering


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