The study investigated the impact of off-campus rented accommodation on academic performance for students at U.C.C – Tororo. It was prompted by the realization that the public seemed very pessimistic about the academic performance of students in the off-campus rented accommodation.
A total of 243 respondents were sampled out from a grand number of 480. This constituted of the students whose academic performance in relation to off-campus rented accommodation was the researchers’ main concern, the teaching staff, selected parents and landlords of the rented premises who provided valuable data. A survey was carried out using questionnaire, interviews and physical observation. The information collected was analyzed using cross tabulation, percentages and chi-square. The findings revealed that, off – campus rented accommodation had both positive and negative effects on academic performance of students in U.C.C Tororo.
After presentation, interpretation and analysis of data, discussion were made highlighting both agreement and disagreement with literature. The researcher recommended that maintaining and promoting good academic performance of students in U.C.C, Tororo needed a collective and concerted effort by the college, parents, landlords, and the community around.||en_US