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|Title: ||An assessment of Toilet Facilities in Secondary Schools in Jos North Local Government Area of Plateau State.|
|Authors: ||Abigail, Agbo H.|
Anwazzi, Envuladu E.
Gabriel, Adah U.
Ibrahim, Zoakah A.
|Issue Date: ||Nov-2012|
|Publisher: ||Greener Journal of Educational Research|
|Series/Report no.: ||Vol.2;No.4;Pp 091-094|
|Abstract: ||Background: Toilet facilities among many other facilities ought to be present in schools to promote hygiene and meet the
physical and emotional needs of staff and students.
Objectives: The study assessed school ownership, availability and type of toilet facilities in secondary schools.
Methodology: This was a school based observational study. An interviewer administered semi- structured questionnaire to
selected staff and students in fifty-three secondary schools was used for data collection.
Results: Day and boarding schools were 71.7% and 28.3% respectively; 75.5% privately owned. Forty five schools (84.9%)
had toilet facilities, while 1/6th of the schools had none. Water carriage toilets (water squatting and water seat) comprised 20
(21.6%) while the non-water carriage accounted for 55 (59%).
Twenty-nine (54.7%) provided toilets facilities for the different sexes while 24 (45.3%) did not. A non-statistically significant
association (p = 0.034) was found between ownership of school and type of toilet facility provided.
Conclusion: About 76% of schools were non-governmental of which 92.5% had toilet facilities. Half of the schools made
separate provision for the different sexes.
Recommendation: Schools should ensure the sustainability of good sanitary practices through the provision of toilet facilities
|Appears in Collections:||Community Medicine|
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