Threats to Effective Building Maintenance Management in Nigerian Public Universities: A Case Study of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka
Keywords:Building Maintenance Management, University Buildings, Nnamdi Azikiwe University.
Built assets are crucial to the attainment of the objectives for establishing universities-research, teaching and learning. Poorly maintained buildings stand against the achievement of organizational goals and as well negatively impact their image. This study is aimed at establishing the threats to effective maintenance management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University buildings, Awka Campus. The study adopted a survey research approach using structured questionnaire. A total of 108 responses were gotten from the Works and services Department of the university out of 144 distributed questionnaires, being a 75% response rate. Data were analyzed in tables using frequencies, percentages and weighted means. The hypothesis was tested using Pearson’s parametric Chi-square. From the research findings, it was revealed that construction errors, building with substandard materials, inadequate funding, and abuse of buildings by building users, lack of regular conduct of building condition surveys, among others, are threats to effective maintenance management of buildings in the study area. The study therefore recommends an investigation into the prospects for effective building maintenance management in the study area.
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