Analysis of students’ accommodation quality in higher education: evidence from hostels around knust

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The research study sought to examine the analysis of student accommodation quality in higher education; evidenced by hostels around KNUST. The literature was reviewed theoretically. Data collected were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Scientists (SPSS). The survey was conducted on 450 responses received, representing a 100% response rate for KNUST students in Kumasi. A self-administered structured questionnaire was administered to the respondents in a survey, resulting in an 88% response rate for analysis. The findings indicated the student accommodation quality items that received unfavorable ratings concerning constituencies in KNUST off-campus include: Accommodation fees per academic year, Transportation such that, Bomso (Ahinsan, Gaza Kentikrono-Ayigya) and Kotei and Gyinase constituencies are far from the lecture halls, entertainment, bathroom, and security system. It was found that most of the accommodation quality issues are similar in all the constituencies, but students at the Ayeduase (North, South, New-site) constituencies are better off in terms of proximity to lecture halls and other facilities on campus. The findings also show that on-campus accommodation is better than off-campus in terms of proximity to lecture halls, access to some facilities, entertainment, and security. Discussions on recommendations and their implications for higher education administration and student housing developers have also occurred. The study added to the body of knowledge regarding the administration of dorms and housing for tertiary students
A thesis submitted to the department of marketing and corporate strategy, Kwame Nkrumah university of science and technology-Kumasi, in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of master of business administration (strategic management and consulting)