Main Article Content
The study investigated the availability and adequacy of school facilities for effective instructional delivery in colleges of education in north central states of Nigeria. Two research questions guided the study, Descriptive survey was adopted for the study. The population of the study comprised of 14 colleges of education which include 5 federal and 9 state owned colleges of education in north central states of Nigeria totalling 14 colleges of education. Simple sampling by balloting was used in the selection of five states in North Central states of Nigeria where the researcher personally visited to observe the school facilities that are available and those that are not available.. These states include Kogi, Plateau, Kwara, Niger and Nassarawa respectively. A College of Education School Facilities Check-list (COESFC) was used as instrument to determine the school facilities available and their adequacy in federal and state colleges of education in North Central States of Nigeria. Kuder Richardson was used to test the reliability of the instrument and the result yielded 0.83 showing that the instrument is 83% reliable for use. The data collected was analyzed and the result shows that most of the school facilities are available but inadequate. It was recommended that Management staff of various colleges of education should ensure that all the recommended facilities are adequately provided in schools by the government and other nongovernmental organizations.