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· Volume II Issue IV

Context and Rationale

Most countries make significant investments in education, and teachers are one of the largest professional groups (Monteiro, 2014). One of the manifestations that there is a good quality of education is the physical appearance of the school. School as the second home of the school – aged citizens should be maintained clean and child – friendly. School facilities serve as learning environments for children and have been shown to have a substantial impact on educational outcomes, particularly in developing nations (Glewwe, 2011). School facilities are very essential for the students to have a meaningful transfer of learning. This serves as the student’s venue to learn new information that can be used in their daily lives. Although there are lots of efforts done to serve quality education in the country, school heads are hindered to execute their physical plan for the school due to lack of funds. In the end, students are affected in terms of their performance.  

Aplaya National High School strictly follows the order of the Department of Education on the recommended specifics in building facilities (gymnasium, covered court, laboratories, etc.) to hep the student be comfortable while learning. Aplaya National High school have covered court, physics and general science laboratories, computer laboratory, guidance office, clinic, and canteen. All of these are functioning well.  Teachers are using these facilities to provide quality education to the students in Barangay Aplaya. 

In addition, students in Aplaya National High School are using the school facilities in order to have a conducive and have a better understanding of the lesson. Teachers in MAPEH (Music, Arts, Physical Education, and Arts) are often use some facilities in the schools like gymnasium/ covered court, sports equipment, and other special rooms to execute the lesson effectively. It has been established that there is a high degree of relationship between school amenities and students' academic performance. Conduciveness of the environment for the students would enhance the teaching and learning process (Ahmodu, Adaramaja, & Adeyemi, 2018).  

Consequently, this study would like to determine if the accessibility of school facilities and academic performance of the students in Aplaya National High School. This will explain the academic performance of the students specifically, in MAPEH subjects and how it is affected by using different school facilities.

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