AVAILABILITY AND UTILIZATION OF SANITATION AND HYGENE FACILITIES IN PUBLIC PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN ILORIN METROPOLIS, KWARA STATE
Kuranga, Yunus; Adebayo, Kayode; Sodiq, Toyin & Ahmed, Tijani Ayinla
The study investigated the availability and utilization of sanitation and hygiene facilities in public primary schools within Ilorin metropolis of kwara state. The research questions formulated for the study were: Are there sanitation and hygiene facilities for pupils’ use in public primary schools in Ilorin metropolis, kwara state? ii) To what extent are the available facilities being properly utilized by the pupils in public primary schools in Ilorin metropolis? iii) Do the number of pupils correspond with the number of available sanitation and hyciene facilities in the schools. The population of the study was 210 public primary schools within Ilorin metropolis. 21 schools were selected as sample using stratified random sampling technique to reflect the three local governments that constitutes Ilorin metropolis. The subjects were the head teachers in the selected schools. The availability and utilization of sanitation and hygiene facilities were arrived at using checklist and questionnaire respectively. Percentage, frequency counts, ratio and means were used in the analysis. The result showed that the sanitation and hygiene facilities are inadequately available, the available ones were not being utilized, and here was no proper utilization of the available sanitation and hygiene facilities by the pupils in public primary schools in Ilorin metropolis.