Poor building conditions have a negative impact on students, says study

A new study has found that poor building conditions like leaking toilets, broken furniture, stinking cafeterias, too hot or too cold classrooms, falling off plaster from ceilings etc creates a negative impact on students.

Such negative perception of the institution leads to high absenteeism, which further leads to lower grades and poor academic performance among students, feel the researchers.

Lorraine Maxwell from Cornell University in the US says, “School buildings that are in good condition and attractive may signal to students that someone cares and there is a positive social climate, which in turn may encourage better attendance.”