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  • Research Article   
  • J Health Edu Res Dev 2019, Vol 7(3): 304

Sanitation Practices Among University of Benin Undergraduate Students, Nigeria

EO Igudia*, JA Agbonifoh and SN Omobude-Idiado
Department of Health, Safety and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author : EO Igudia, Department of Health, Safety and Environmental Education, Faculty of Education, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria, Tel: 07035040575, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Jun 12, 2019 / Accepted Date: Jun 22, 2019 / Published Date: Jun 29, 2019

Abstract

The main purpose of this study was to identify sanitation practices among undergraduate students in the halls of residents in University of Benin. In order to achieve this objective four research questions were raised. The descriptive research design was used for the study and the population of the study consists of all the undergraduate students residing in the halls of residents in Ugbowo campus at University of Benin. The sample size for the study was 400 students and was selected through the multistage sampling procedure. A structured questionnaire designed by the researchers titled personal attributes influencing sanitation practices among undergraduate students was used for the study. The instrument was content validated by three experts and when subjected to reliability testing, a reliability coefficient of 0.72 was obtained. The questionnaires were administered to the students in their various halls of residence. The completed ones were retrieved immediately, coded and annalysed using frequency counts and simple percentages. The results of the study among others revealed that:

Sanitation practices among undergraduate students in the University of Benin are low, age and gender influence sanitation practices. And also, inadequate water supply, poor toilet facilities, insufficient toilet, bathroom and waste disposal facilities and poor drainage system are the major causes of poor sanitation in the hostel environment. It was recommended that there is need to educate the students on cleanliness during their orientation exercise and that keeping the environment clean on campus should be a joint responsibility of the school authority and students.

Keywords: Sanitation; Practices; Undergraduate; Students

Citation: Igudia EO, Agbonifoh JA, Omobude-Idiado SN (2019) Sanitation Practices Among University of Benin Undergraduate Students, Nigeria. J Health Edu Res Dev 7: 304.

Copyright: © 2019 Igudia EO, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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